Hiking plans during the COVID crisis

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Re: Hiking plans during the COVID crisis

Post by retired jerry » July 29th, 2020, 2:44 pm

The gas station at Seven Feathers casino at mile post 99 on I-5 is self serve so you can maintain social distance

I can get to and from Trinity Alps just stopping there

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Re: Hiking plans during the COVID crisis

Post by jessbee » July 29th, 2020, 2:57 pm

retired jerry wrote:
July 29th, 2020, 2:44 pm
The gas station at Seven Feathers casino at mile post 99 on I-5 is self serve so you can maintain social distance

I can get to and from Trinity Alps just stopping there
This is really helpful. The one exception I'm making is a trip to the Trinity Alps later this month. Thanks!
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Re: Hiking plans during the COVID crisis

Post by Nemo » July 29th, 2020, 6:16 pm

retired jerry wrote:
July 29th, 2020, 7:29 am
where do you go in BC?

the last time we were there was Sept 10, 2001. Got across border just before they closed it for a while
That's pretty wild--I visited Victoria, BC over the Labor Day weekend that year, so I was there about a week before you.

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Re: Hiking plans during the COVID crisis

Post by adamschneider » July 29th, 2020, 7:40 pm

There are a lot of self-serve gas stations these days. I recently pumped my own gas in John Day, Heppner, and The Dalles.

See: Map of Oregon self-serve gas rules

But yeah, Seven Feathers is an exception on I-5.

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Re: Hiking plans during the COVID crisis

Post by justpeachy » July 30th, 2020, 7:56 am

jessbee wrote:
July 29th, 2020, 2:41 pm
I cancelled my trip to Glacier national park
We did the same. A busy national park seemed like a bad idea, and while we're hoping to reschedule for next summer I have a feeling it will actually be several years before we're able to safely visit.

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Re: Hiking plans during the COVID crisis

Post by retired jerry » July 30th, 2020, 8:07 am

hopefully, next summer things will have calmed down

we'll be able to hug relatives, shake people's hands, go to public events with 100s of people,... big party to celebrate

maybe we can maintain some of the social distancing so we don't infect each other with other diseases?

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Re: Hiking plans during the COVID crisis

Post by xrp » August 2nd, 2020, 7:53 pm

No one should be going anywhere to go hiking.

The virus is still out there.

It’s no surprise that cases are spiking with all the hikers/backpackers out.

Your hiking adventures can wait. Stay home, you may not realize the impacts that are possible. Our Oregon scenic sites will be there for you when it is safe to get back to them.

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As an alternative, you should set up a treadmill in front of a 1080p or 4K TV and watch youtube videos of other people hiking or backpacking while you are on your treadmill.

That way you will not kill anyone. It will also help bring case load down so we can open.

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Re: Hiking plans during the COVID crisis

Post by Gregory » August 4th, 2020, 8:27 pm

@xrp:
You are certainly entitled to your opinion; however, I don't share it. There are plenty of folks able to work and conduct their daily lives in a safe manner during the COVID crisis. I'm one of them. The key is taking certain precautions, such as masking up when in close proximity to other people, washing one's hands frequently with soap and water or at least using hand sanitizer when soap and water are not readily available. Aside from these practices, I still pretty much conduct my daily activities of living as usual. I'm not about to stop road bicycling, mountain biking, hiking or backpacking unless it is made illegal to do so, and we're a long way from that. I see folks wearing masks while driving ALONE in their cars and while walking outside with nobody anywhere near them. That is silly. You do what you want and stay home. That just leaves more wild areas for the rest of us to enjoy.

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Re: Hiking plans during the COVID crisis

Post by Bosterson » August 4th, 2020, 9:42 pm

Gregory wrote:
August 4th, 2020, 8:27 pm
@xrp:
You are certainly entitled to your opinion; however, I don't share it.
XRP is really the only troll on this forum. Rest assured that a big yellow scare sign is not his "opinion." His posts can be safely ignored. 😎
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