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by teachpdx
March 25th, 2020, 3:30 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 118
Views: 3608

Re: Covid-19

If you can't find an open, unpopular trailhead, don't hike. If your hike would potentially require SAR (too far away from trailhead to self-rescue), don't hike. If you can't maintain 6' of distance from others, don't hike. If your hike contains higher-risk objectives, don't hike. It's all about two ...
by teachpdx
March 24th, 2020, 8:27 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 118
Views: 3608

Re: Covid-19

The Skamania ban is confusing.

My reading is that it prohibits all hiking in the entire county.
And then it reiterates the Gorge areas, as they are the most popular.

But they need to clarify it. Both interpretations can be justified equally.
by teachpdx
March 23rd, 2020, 5:57 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 118
Views: 3608

Re: Covid-19

I have a feeling that starting tomorrow, we'll be ordered (not asked) to stay home altogether. Even the most restrictive shelter-in-place orders (so far) have allowed 'outdoor recreation'. So I think they may move to close more popular/crowded trailheads, but won't go as far as telling people they ...
by teachpdx
March 19th, 2020, 6:08 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 118
Views: 3608

Re: Covid-19

NPS has suspended all entrance fees for National Parks due to COVID-19. https://www.nps.gov/orgs/1207/national-park-service-to-temporarily-suspend-park-entrance-fees.htm?fbclid=IwAR2_3u4LIfFfvpyaHhHQ902LmmQb99ht9FXvHIr2HLLJR37Edpg0Gxkaeec Not like it's a quick trip to a national park for any of us, ...
by teachpdx
March 18th, 2020, 1:03 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 118
Views: 3608

Re: Covid-19

Influenza doesn't live for nearly as long as COVID-19 on surfaces. Influenza generally isn't contagious before somebody starts showing symptoms. Influenza is generally only half as contagious as COVID-19. Of course the Influenza deaths this year are much greater than Covid! That's because Influenza ...
by teachpdx
March 17th, 2020, 6:53 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 118
Views: 3608

Re: Covid-19

This is the most clear and concise explanation I have seen on the importance of social distancing and how it can affect the number of cases: https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/world/corona-simulator/?itid=pm_pop It clearly shows the huge differences between doing nothing, quarantines (whic...
by teachpdx
March 16th, 2020, 3:22 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 118
Views: 3608

Re: Covid-19

It's also multitudes deadlier as age increases. Among the general population, it's currently 10-30 times deadlier than the normal flu. Even though younger people like me can get it and probably have an easy go of it, it's my responsibility to help curb the spread so fewer older people get it. And pr...
by teachpdx
March 16th, 2020, 5:52 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Bayocean Spit 2020/03/15
Replies: 6
Views: 516

Re: Bayocean Spit 2020/03/15

This is one of my go-to quick overnights, especially since moving from SE Portland out to Hillsboro. I'm only an hour away now! There are some nice spots, especially on the connector trail just south of the hills, and then in the dunes just north of where that trail meets the ocean (very close to yo...
by teachpdx
March 4th, 2020, 7:44 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Recommendations for 3 night backpacking trip in Mid March
Replies: 12
Views: 416

Re: Recommendations for 3 night backpacking trip in Mid March

Duckabush River or Hoh River in the Olympics would probably be a good bet this time of year (not Elwha due to road washout). I'm sure it'll be muddy, but it's to be expected this time of year!
by teachpdx
March 3rd, 2020, 2:30 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Grizzly Mountain, OR
Replies: 5
Views: 208

Re: Grizzly Mountain, OR

The land along the road and around the summit is federal/BLM land, the land directly to the west between the summit and the edge of the Crooked River Grassland is State of Oregon land. The parcels NW of the summit are owned by the mining operation, so the most promising non-road route (the NW ridge)...