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Corona Virus and the Trail

    • max.patch wrote:

      If Trump gets his way we won't have to debate the pros and cons of mail in voting -- he wants to delay the election.

      His tweet from this morning:

      "With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history. It will be a great embarrassment to the USA. Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote???"

      If this suprises you you're not paying attention.

      usatoday.com/story/news/politi…e-mail-voting/5543726002/
      Being worse than 1960 is pretty bad.
      The road to glory cannot be followed with much baggage.
      Richard Ewell, CSA General
    • I saw that noise about delaying the election. I have a pocket copy of the Constitution and Declaration of Independence (which declares war). I started re-reading it last night. EVERYONE in this nation should read it. The "talking heads" and, sadly, many of our elected officials, have no freaking clue what it says. (They should take and pass a civics test before they are allowed to run for an office or be 'on air'). Delay the election? Sorry, the constitution spells out how elections work. Amendments have been done to change some of the timing. But AMENDMENTS to our government process, NOT the whim of any elected official, I don't care who they (think they) are.
      Pirating – Corporate Takeover without the paperwork

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    • max.patch wrote:

      I think it's a damn shame that wearing a mask and absentee balloting has become a political issue.
      Yesterday Dr. Fauci recommended that we also wear eye goggles or an eye mask for more protection against the virus.

      I'm sure the same people who don't understand why we need to wear a mask won't understand this either.
      2,000 miler

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    • I can understand that increased protection lessens my chances of getting the virus, but it's not practical for me to live in a fully protective bubble. At some point we each have to decide how to live our lives while dealing with all that covid 19 brings our way. I can't stay home all day, even there it's not a sterile environment anyway. As soon as I bring in the mail, or take out the garbage, I'd have to sanitize myself head to toe. Precautions? Sure, up to a point, and everyone has that point in a different place. I recently skipped going to a niece's engagement party because I'm not willing to fly yet, that's past my comfort point. We each need to decide how best to protect ourselves and others.
    • max.patch wrote:

      max.patch wrote:

      I think it's a damn shame that wearing a mask and absentee balloting has become a political issue.
      Yesterday Dr. Fauci recommended that we also wear eye goggles or an eye mask for more protection against the virus.
      I'm sure the same people who don't understand why we need to wear a mask won't understand this either.
      I guess Kareem, James Worthy, and Chris Sabo were just ahead of their time. :)
      The road to glory cannot be followed with much baggage.
      Richard Ewell, CSA General
    • max.patch wrote:

      max.patch wrote:

      I think it's a damn shame that wearing a mask and absentee balloting has become a political issue.
      Yesterday Dr. Fauci recommended that we also wear eye goggles or an eye mask for more protection against the virus.
      I'm sure the same people who don't understand why we need to wear a mask won't understand this either.
      I've been wearing my yellow tinted wraparound shooting glasses with my mask everytime I go into a store since this whole thing began.
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    • jimmyjam wrote:

      max.patch wrote:

      max.patch wrote:

      I think it's a damn shame that wearing a mask and absentee balloting has become a political issue.
      Yesterday Dr. Fauci recommended that we also wear eye goggles or an eye mask for more protection against the virus.I'm sure the same people who don't understand why we need to wear a mask won't understand this either.
      I've been wearing my yellow tinted wraparound shooting glasses with my mask everytime I go into a store since this whole thing began.
      Congrats, you're ahead of the curve. I gotta admit this is something I didn't think about -- but as soon as I heard it -- made perfect sense.
      2,000 miler
    • The majority of my casted ballots were via absentee ballots since I was in the military for 23 years; however, I do remember a few times (before being transferred) voting at city hall, here in Atlantic Beach, Fl. I never remembered seeing lines, like what's shown in the news. And now that I've retired and living back in AB, Fl, I still have never seen the lines (and I always vote on election day at city hall).

      So, it does make me wonder how many voting stations experience these extremely long lines we're always hearing about in the news. Seems like they could make more polling stations to better handle the lines? But we never hear about how or why these lines exist, rather we just hear about, oh the humanity... I rather hear smart reporting, but forget that with today's media.

      I'm not a Trump fan, but he may have a point with massive mail-in balloting, since there's been some cases in NJ and NY which seem fairly bad, especially given that they are much smaller elections.
    • So how about that Coronavirus and the Trail?

      My 2020 hiking plans have gone to crap. I have no fear of getting the bug myself, but I cancelled my annual PCT section hike this year out of respect for the wishes of the PCTA. Now we are heading in to August and my hiking opportunity window is closing.

      Should I now go ahead and get in a two-week hike on the PCT in California? California and the PCT still do not seem to want me. And to add to the difficulty the MA state governor now has mandated two week quarantines for people returning from most other states. I don't think my job would like me staying home for the first two weeks of September.

      I do have about 50 miles left to do on the north part of the Long Trail. Vermont really does not want me either, but that might be my best option. I need to get out of here before my wife gives me any more house projects.

      What to do?
      “Of all sad words of tongue or pen,
      the saddest are these, 'It might have been.”


      John Greenleaf Whittier
    • IMScotty wrote:

      So how about that Coronavirus and the Trail?

      My 2020 hiking plans have gone to crap. I have no fear of getting the bug myself, but I cancelled my annual PCT section hike this year out of respect for the wishes of the PCTA. Now we are heading in to August and my hiking opportunity window is closing.

      Should I now go ahead and get in a two-week hike on the PCT in California? California and the PCT still do not seem to want me. And to add to the difficulty the MA state governor now has mandated two week quarantines for people returning from most other states. I don't think my job would like me staying home for the first two weeks of September.

      I do have about 50 miles left to do on the north part of the Long Trail. Vermont really does not want me either, but that might be my best option. I need to get out of here before my wife gives me any more house projects.

      What to do?
      I would say go for finishing the Long Trail. Unless a hurricane swings way inland, you should have great weather.

      And to celebrate once you have completed the Long Trail, be sure to stop off at the Inn at Long Trail. :thumbup:
      The road to glory cannot be followed with much baggage.
      Richard Ewell, CSA General
    • IMScotty wrote:

      So how about that Coronavirus and the Trail?

      My 2020 hiking plans have gone to crap. I have no fear of getting the bug myself, but I cancelled my annual PCT section hike this year out of respect for the wishes of the PCTA. Now we are heading in to August and my hiking opportunity window is closing.

      Should I now go ahead and get in a two-week hike on the PCT in California? California and the PCT still do not seem to want me. And to add to the difficulty the MA state governor now has mandated two week quarantines for people returning from most other states. I don't think my job would like me staying home for the first two weeks of September.

      I do have about 50 miles left to do on the north part of the Long Trail. Vermont really does not want me either, but that might be my best option. I need to get out of here before my wife gives me any more house projects.

      What to do?
      Personally, I would for reasons I listed in post #269. However, your question begs another question. What if this reported coming vaccine does not pan out and we have to wait for herd immunity to happen naturally? Like we did in the old days during past pandemics. The Spanish flu took about two years to end naturally.

      How long are we prepared to wait?
    • IMScotty wrote:

      So how about that Coronavirus and the Trail?

      My 2020 hiking plans have gone to crap. I have no fear of getting the bug myself, but I cancelled my annual PCT section hike this year out of respect for the wishes of the PCTA. Now we are heading in to August and my hiking opportunity window is closing.

      Should I now go ahead and get in a two-week hike on the PCT in California? California and the PCT still do not seem to want me. And to add to the difficulty the MA state governor now has mandated two week quarantines for people returning from most other states. I don't think my job would like me staying home for the first two weeks of September.

      I do have about 50 miles left to do on the north part of the Long Trail. Vermont really does not want me either, but that might be my best option. I need to get out of here before my wife gives me any more house projects.

      What to do?
      Do the safest option and hike closest to home.
      Lost in the right direction.
    • Traffic Jam wrote:

      IMScotty wrote:

      So how about that Coronavirus and the Trail?

      My 2020 hiking plans have gone to crap. I have no fear of getting the bug myself, but I cancelled my annual PCT section hike this year out of respect for the wishes of the PCTA. Now we are heading in to August and my hiking opportunity window is closing.

      Should I now go ahead and get in a two-week hike on the PCT in California? California and the PCT still do not seem to want me. And to add to the difficulty the MA state governor now has mandated two week quarantines for people returning from most other states. I don't think my job would like me staying home for the first two weeks of September.

      I do have about 50 miles left to do on the north part of the Long Trail. Vermont really does not want me either, but that might be my best option. I need to get out of here before my wife gives me any more house projects.

      What to do?
      Do the safest option and hike closest to home.
      That is why I recommended the Long Trail. And if anything goes wrong, you are still close to home. Hate to fly out to CA, and then have a wasted trip. Managing risk is a key thing in the current environment. :)

      Hopefully next summer you can knock a big chunk out of the PCT. 8)
      The road to glory cannot be followed with much baggage.
      Richard Ewell, CSA General
    • I agree with what the ATC recommends:

      <snip>

      Stay Local:
      • Hike close to home — ensure you do not have to stop for gas or meals along the way. This reduces opportunities to come into contact with others in towns, where the spread of COVID-19 is more likely.
      2,000 miler

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    • My buddy Slingshot and his girlfriend are coming up to Pocohontas SP this weekend to glamp. I'm going to go down and hangout some and trail ride with them but I'm not hauling my camper because it's less than a thirty drive for me- just too much work to camp so close for two days.
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      Recycle, re-use, re-purpose
      Plant a tree
      Take a kid hiking
      Make a difference