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by Charley
May 28th, 2020, 10:21 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Grayback Mountain (Simcoe Mts.) 5-23-20
Replies: 18
Views: 1222

Re: Grayback Mountain (Simcoe Mts.) 5-23-20

Is there any reason to think bikes wouldn't be allowed on Grayback Mountain Road? Just found this: https://ridewithgps.com/ambassador_routes/855-grayback-mountain Don't know if it's allowed, but it looks like you wouldn't be the first to ride it! I'm really interested in this area, because I love t...
by Charley
May 28th, 2020, 10:05 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Mt Hood rescues
Replies: 17
Views: 949

Re: Mt Hood rescues

Jerry, both of your descriptions were wrong, see below. Both were climbers who got in various trouble; neither did it "right" vs "wrong." I think the only takeaway of yours that's apt is to try not to do things right now that require rescue, such as climbing in high avi conditions after the storms ...
by Charley
May 28th, 2020, 9:44 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Mt Hood rescues
Replies: 17
Views: 949

Re: Mt Hood rescues

I listened to an interview with someone from MHNF a couple of weeks ago about all the closures. He was specifically asked if climbing Mt Hood was allowed or not. His answer was technically yes but it would be a long climb because all the usual access points like Timberline lodge where off limits! T...
by Charley
May 20th, 2020, 11:42 am
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: Hidden Lands, Unknown Plans: A Quarter Century of Metro’s Natural Areas Program
Replies: 5
Views: 643

Re: Hidden Lands, Unknown Plans: A Quarter Century of Metro’s Natural Areas Program

It's funny, to see this kind of ideologically driven libertarian stuff. It's like a passenger in a car with a flat tire. The driver is trying to fix things, while the passenger is screaming at the driver about broken down the car is, while running away with the jack and spare tire. The authors compl...
by Charley
May 17th, 2020, 6:04 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Plains of Abraham, 1987
Replies: 7
Views: 1169

Re: The Plains of Abraham, 1987

GREAT report! And so timely, too. I guess I'm surprised the Plains took so long to be colonized by the lupine we are all used to seeing.
by Charley
May 10th, 2020, 9:34 am
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: Americans - Please Wake Up
Replies: 23
Views: 1178

Re: Americans - Please Wake Up

I just wanted to point out the laughable richness of conservatives complaining about deaths due to poverty, suicide, etc, while having advocated against the very measures (common sense gun control, a functioning welfare state, universal access to affordable medical care) that would have prevented or...
by Charley
May 9th, 2020, 10:30 pm
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: Americans - Please Wake Up
Replies: 23
Views: 1178

Re: Americans - Please Wake Up

We also have no data to support that shutdown-style mitigation saves COVID lives, assuming you're referring to (so called) scientific data. . . . What we are certain of is that shutting down the economy for 9+ months will impoverish this nation like never before, resulting in many deaths from overd...
by Charley
May 9th, 2020, 10:18 am
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: Americans - Please Wake Up
Replies: 23
Views: 1178

Re: Americans - Please Wake Up

This isn't a zombie apocalypse. It's a corona virus among the various other virus's we encounter every day, and it's not as terrifying as so many believe. We have immune systems. Sun & fresh air are good for the immune system. Social contact is good for the immune system. Mingling among crowds is g...
by Charley
May 3rd, 2020, 1:36 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Confused - What is Open or Allowed during Covid Quarantine?
Replies: 42
Views: 3107

Re: Confused - What is Open or Allowed during Covid Quarantine?

Personally I think the more people try to push out the letter of the law rather than following the spirit--or even just go with what they figure they can get away with--the slower it will be for outdoor recreation to open back up for everyone: "Well, we could get people back out on the trails safel...
by Charley
March 28th, 2020, 6:31 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 161
Views: 10455

Re: Covid-19

Is it still legal to drive around in GPNF? What about car camping? Cycling/"bikepacking"? Fishing? I don't think they have answers figured out just yet.. The primary motivation for the order seems to be city people stopping at local businesses and spreading infection, so they may want to shut down ...