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Corona Virus and the Trail

    • jimmyjam wrote:

      Astro wrote:

      jimmyjam wrote:

      Guess what?
      You announcing you just became a grandpa too?
      Yep! She gave me the coffee cup below 20 years ago an! the one in the post above a couple of weeks ago.
      That is Awesome, congratulations! :thumbup:

      I have a son who got married in January and another son scheduled for an August wedding. So I guess in a few years I should be joining y'all. :)
      The road to glory cannot be followed with much baggage.
      Richard Ewell, CSA General
    • Since this is the CV thread this probably fits here as well as anywhere.

      I disinfected my counter tops today (and some other areas as long as I doing it) with the recommended 1 teaspoon of bleach to 1 cup of water. I've always kinda wondered if that was enough bleach as it sure isn't very much. But I followed the science and proceeded as usual.

      A while after I finished I happened to look down and noticed that I had obviously slopped a few drops on both my gray t-shirt and grey sweats as it bleached the color out.

      I don't wonder any more.
      2,000 miler
    • Right now Maine still has a two week 'quarantine' for new arrivals to their state. The governor is getting a lot of push-back on that right now.

      Massachusetts and New Hampshire have signboards at the borders requesting that visitors quarantine for two weeks, but I believe this is a request, not a requirement.

      In Vermont I believe there is an official order from the Governor for out of staters to quarantine, but I have not read any stories of actual enforcement. It is just near impossible for an out-of-stater to get a hotel room in Vermont right now. Things do seem to be slowly loosening, some places in Burlington, VT have started outdoor dining. I know about the situation in Vermont best because I have been traveling up there quit a bit the last few weeks.
      “Of all sad words of tongue or pen,
      the saddest are these, 'It might have been.”


      John Greenleaf Whittier
    • max.patch wrote:

      Astro wrote:

      Checked both MATC and Whiteblaze, and it appearrs the Kennebec River Ferry started today. :thumbup:
      Using Whiteblaze as source of credible information is like a Ph.D candidate citing Wikipedia in their dissertation. :)
      Now that there's funny. I don't care who you are.

      And on a totally unrelated note, my daughter needed to find a new apartment since both of her roommates were moving on. She found a place in downtown Raleigh, only a half block from the state capitol. In April and May, it was the "Re-Open NC" rallies - lots of yelling, chanting and car horns. Now it's tear gas, arson smoke and broken glass. She's getting quite a life lesson. Makes her pine for standing on the summit of Max Patch in a snowstorm.
      Trudgin' along the AT since 2003. Completed Sections: Springer Mountain to Winding Stair Gap NC, Max Patch to Franconia Notch NH and the Gale River Trail to Pinkham Notch NH.
    • max.patch wrote:

      Astro wrote:

      Checked both MATC and Whiteblaze, and it appearrs the Kennebec River Ferry started today. :thumbup:
      Using Whiteblaze as source of credible information is like a Ph.D candidate citing Wikipedia in their dissertation. :)
      I felt the MATC was a little more credible. And no I did NOT use Wikimedia in my dissertation 10 years ago, but I guess I didn't realize I was going to have to defend my post to the Cafe Committe for approval. :D
      The road to glory cannot be followed with much baggage.
      Richard Ewell, CSA General
    • StalkingTortoise wrote:

      max.patch wrote:

      Astro wrote:

      Checked both MATC and Whiteblaze, and it appearrs the Kennebec River Ferry started today. :thumbup:
      Using Whiteblaze as source of credible information is like a Ph.D candidate citing Wikipedia in their dissertation. :)
      Now that there's funny. I don't care who you are.
      And on a totally unrelated note, my daughter needed to find a new apartment since both of her roommates were moving on. She found a place in downtown Raleigh, only a half block from the state capitol. In April and May, it was the "Re-Open NC" rallies - lots of yelling, chanting and car horns. Now it's tear gas, arson smoke and broken glass. She's getting quite a life lesson. Makes her pine for standing on the summit of Max Patch in a snowstorm.
      I hope she stays safe from harm
      "Dazed and Confused"
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    • Astro wrote:

      max.patch wrote:

      Astro wrote:

      Checked both MATC and Whiteblaze, and it appearrs the Kennebec River Ferry started today. :thumbup:
      Using Whiteblaze as source of credible information is like a Ph.D candidate citing Wikipedia in their dissertation. :)
      I felt the MATC was a little more credible. And no I did NOT use Wikimedia in my dissertation 10 years ago, but I guess I didn't realize I was going to have to defend my post to the Cafe Committe for approval. :D
      We have a Cafe Committee? Oh dear. Fortunately mine was done in 1986, long before I invented the internet. I did have someone plegerize one of my papers once. We got a paper to review from a group in Italy. It was not well written. You could tell their English was weak. But the second paragraph of the introduction was noticably better (and familiar). It was a paragraph from my paper published the previous year. Obviously we didn't give them a good review.
    • I ran into my neighbors today while I was doing my (almost) daily walk. They hiked today from the bottom of the falls at Amicalola Falls State Park to the Hike Inn and back and were excited to tell me about the bear they saw up close.

      They then went on to say that when the Approach Trail entered the woods there were very few people. However...they said that walking up the infamous stairs that parallel the falls was like being in line at Disney World -- wall to wall people. :(

      The State Parks have been refusing entry and turning away people when they reached social distancing capacity; which means for the some of the most popular parks you better be there no later than 11:00. Looks like they fell down on the job today.
      2,000 miler
    • max.patch wrote:

      I ran into my neighbors today while I was doing my (almost) daily walk. They hiked today from the bottom of the falls at Amicalola Falls State Park to the Hike Inn and back and were excited to tell me about the bear they saw up close.

      They then went on to say that when the Approach Trail entered the woods there were very few people. However...they said that walking up the infamous stairs that parallel the falls was like being in line at Disney World -- wall to wall people. :(

      The State Parks have been refusing entry and turning away people when they reached social distancing capacity; which means for the some of the most popular parks you better be there no later than 11:00. Looks like they fell down on the job today.
      They must have decided to switch to the "No Social Distancing Guidelines" currently being followed for protestors and rioters in major cities. :rolleyes:
      The road to glory cannot be followed with much baggage.
      Richard Ewell, CSA General
    • max.patch wrote:

      Somewhere in the thread I posted that the REI stores were closed.

      I just got an email that they are reopening. All 5 stores in the Atlanta are now open 10-6. Masks required.

      You can check the status of stores in your area on their website.
      LOL, people really must like REI -- I posted this in facebook yesterday and came back to 170 "likes" this morning. That's more than when I post something that's actually important.

      And then facebook being facebook -- last night one of Virus Deniers made a comment about masks which of course started an argument and the Admin had to turn off commenting. It was kinda like Whiteblaze all over again.
      2,000 miler
    • CoachLou wrote:

      max.patch wrote:

      Somewhere in the thread I posted that the REI stores were closed.

      I just got an email that they are reopening. All 5 stores in the Atlanta are now open 10-6. Masks required.

      You can check the status of stores in your area on their website.
      Not yet in Connecticut, just curbside service.
      In AR we don't have one, but if we did they never would have closed unless they wanted to.
      The road to glory cannot be followed with much baggage.
      Richard Ewell, CSA General
    • Story of entitled thru hikers:

      outsideonline.com/2415299/appa…u-hikers-2020-coronavirus

      <snip>

      He only had 24 miles of Virginia’s Shenandoah National Park left, for instance, when authorities announced it was completely closed. That morning, when a hostel owner dropped him off at the trailhead before dawn, the headlights of a nearby white pickup truck flashed on—a park ranger, he presumed. As the truck sped toward Underwood, he bushwhacked through the dense woods for a mile before rejoining the trail, elated that he hadn’t been nabbed. Later, at New Jersey’s High Point State Park, he waited an hour for an officer to leave their post before he passed. He once hit the deck after spotting a car on a forest road, using his camera to zoom in on the license plate for signs of law enforcement.

      Marra laughs ruefully when she hears these stories: “You know you’re doing something wrong if you’re doing all that, right? Shouldn’t a bell go off?”
      2,000 miler
    • BSP opens and ATC's comments:

      <snip>

      The Appalachian Trail Conservancy continues to advise hikers to postpone thru-hikes and long-distance section hikes that require resupplying in vulnerable Trailside communities due to these considerations:


      appalachiantrail.org/official-…9s_8osIRG7pr2FNwuDI9ZySCI
      2,000 miler