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  1. There comes a time all of us become a victim of...

    There comes a time all of us become a victim of an insidious villain of hiking. Head down, breathing hard, following the tread way of a winding trail moving uphill then noticing the treadway seems to...
  2. Given the thread is 5-years old or so, you'll...

    Given the thread is 5-years old or so, you'll need to look backward to see it.
  3. A lot of states are using shelter in place and...

    A lot of states are using shelter in place and social distancing/isolation techniques (some voluntary some mandated), some States still believe this to be a hoax of some sort and are doing nothing on...
  4. I've enjoyed a Copper Spur UL2 for a while now....

    I've enjoyed a Copper Spur UL2 for a while now. When I was shopping for a tent I looked at several single person tents and found most singles did not have a lot of room inside for gear storage and...
  5. Thread: March start

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    FWIW - You seem to have a fairly well thought...

    FWIW - You seem to have a fairly well thought out plan to minimize contact with others, but given the deepening severity of this virus in the lower 48, you may want to reconsider spending your...
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    Interesting what startling character traits...

    Interesting what startling character traits appear from the anonymity of the internet. But I have to say on the second part of this I really enjoyed the Alex Jones, famed liar and DWI enthusiast,...
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    +2 - Thank you for putting yourself in harms way...

    +2 - Thank you for putting yourself in harms way in this critical time. Beyond fire, police, and medical personnel there are millions who drive supplies to stores, stock the shelves, cashier goods,...
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    This puts the LD hiking issue into pretty clear...

    This puts the LD hiking issue into pretty clear perspective against what is happening. I wonder if we will hear of any planned "hiker feeds" being changed to help small communities.
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    I'm not sure there's a lot more to comment on by...

    I'm not sure there's a lot more to comment on by Park personnel beyond what their website states. I doubt anyone will offer re-opening date speculation given current circumstances, wise planning...
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    I have used this approach a few times, first...

    I have used this approach a few times, first hiker is dropped off at a trailhead to hike north, second hiker drives to the next (or predetermined) trailhead up the trail and hikes south, exchanging...
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    They are all false equivalency arguments. The...

    They are all false equivalency arguments. The only reason I cited gun deaths is the numbers exceed many of the other false equivalency statistics commonly cited. One can also bifurcate auto accidents...
  12. Thread: Stop or Go?

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    Sometimes better to remain silent than to remove...

    Sometimes better to remain silent than to remove all doubt.
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    Comparing a new-to-human virus to car accidents...

    Comparing a new-to-human virus to car accidents or influenza is a false equivalency. Both auto accident and influenza avoidance have baseline mitigation techniques specifically designed to avoid...
  14. Thread: Stop or Go?

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    It really depends on how one views their own...

    It really depends on how one views their own responsibilities in times like these. If concerned with leaving a family behind to fend for themselves as the pandemic matures and spreads, concerned of...
  15. Early information suggested children and young...

    Early information suggested children and young people were being spared the worst of this, probably due to the decision not to conduct widespread testing in the early days of this pathogen's arrival...
  16. Interesting thought, though without a compelling...

    Interesting thought, though without a compelling national interest, I doubt the COE would construct a bridge at the site for a relatively small number of people to walk across the river.
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    Leaving a car alongside a State Route for a few...

    Leaving a car alongside a State Route for a few weeks, especially along a designated Scenic Route would likely be considered abandoned with possible criminal connection and the car would most...
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    This is a good standard to apply to these types...

    This is a good standard to apply to these types of events. What the average hiker (much like pilots with aviation incidents) is looking for is information that helps prevent a similar situation or...
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    "Hail and greetings fellow biped" said with...

    "Hail and greetings fellow biped" said with fingers spread in Spockesque fashion may replace the handshake, high-five, and the ever popular fist and elbow bump over the next few months. Until then,...
  20. Unfortunately, pipeline owners are long on...

    Unfortunately, pipeline owners are long on promises and assurances but incredibly short on accuracy and response planning as demonstrated with the Deep Horizon debacle and the more recent...
  21. Thread: Hunting hike

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    I'm sure anyone downwind would have an opinion on...

    I'm sure anyone downwind would have an opinion on that!
  22. Thread: Hunting hike

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    The presumption the OP wants to hunt quadrupedal...

    The presumption the OP wants to hunt quadrupedal game may not be accurate given the more plentiful population of bipedal game.
  23. There are a few certain realities of life, one...

    There are a few certain realities of life, one being you cannot protect people from themselves. Every year people head out for an adventure woefully unprepared, be it an abandoned bus in AK or on the...
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    A valid reminder that electronic communications...

    A valid reminder that electronic communications and fish finder GPS systems are not all that reliable when most needed it seems. That should be plan B, what are you using for Plan A to recognize you...
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    If you are going to give food to people on...

    If you are going to give food to people on vacation, you should give it to anyone who comes by, regardless if they are day hiking or thru hiking. I have seen a few of these things get ugly when some...
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