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    Default Stop or Go?

    Should hikers get off the trail or keep going? I know all the arguments both sides, just curious where we stand as a whole. I dare people to just answer Stop or Go.

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    stop


    (not much of a dare----and had to add this line to fulfill the 10 character requirement)

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    People should Stop
    (Sorry need at least 10 characters to post)

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    Stop doing long stuff. Weekend trips on less popular area probably okay.

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    Stop!!!!!!
    Last edited by JNI64; 03-19-2020 at 18:27.

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    Stop now plz

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    Stop! Trail maintainers are being pulled out and hospital beds are filling up in many areas.

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    Good idea to stop. We will probably be on a lock down in the near future and that will make getting home all the more difficult.

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    I'm still doing 8 days in April but I will have everything I need start to finish, will be in my tent every night and will be in contact with far fewer (if any) people then if I don't go for 8 days. Not in a popular area either.
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    I was out there 9 days and had a blast. I have never felt so good physically while hiking. However, I chose to stop. The effort was tough enough without distractions but to add questions/concerns about resupply, shuttles, shelters, etc. while at the same time having concern about possibly transmitting the virus to the small communities, I felt it was not worth it. I will admit that I have it easy as a retiree without the financial concerns many hikers have. If things clear up I can jump back on the trail anytime and anywhere. I understand the position of those that intend to keep hiking. You have to do what is right for you and those around you. But, please, stop all the name calling and bashing people who chose one way that is different from your opinion.

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    Stop and go as in

    STOP the hike
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    GO home

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    Stop and go home to be with your family!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LazyLightning View Post
    I'm still doing 8 days in April but I will have everything I need start to finish, will be in my tent every night and will be in contact with far fewer (if any) people then if I don't go for 8 days. Not in a popular area either.
    Same here, end of April/early May time frame. Minimal contact with anyone, tenting it and steering clear of shelters, no town stops in between.
    - Trail name: Thumper

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    Go.........

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    [QUOTE=BradMT;2266250]Go.........[/QUOTE

    .......lol

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    Who knows when the entire country could go on lockdown, so stopping is probably the smartest decision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LazyLightning View Post
    I'm still doing 8 days in April but I will have everything I need start to finish, will be in my tent every night and will be in contact with far fewer (if any) people then if I don't go for 8 days. Not in a popular area either.
    From what I've been reading, the concern is people congregating at shelters and hostels and then go into towns to resupply and potentially take the virus to these places.

    But self contained hikes where you can practice "social distance" should have a very low chance of transmitting the virus... and hence the reason I believe places like GSMNP has not fully shut down.

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    Stop. My husband and I decided to postpone our flip-flop thur-hike which was to begin April 2nd at Harper’s Ferry. We would not congregate in shelters but would rely on resupply, shuttles and hostels. We are honoring the request of the ATC and considering the small towns and their need for protection from this contagious virus. We know the many small hostels and businesses along the trail are suffering financially. Hopeful this will blow over and we can start in June....but if not we are ready for next year! We will do some short hikes but not use shuttles or resupply.

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    There are many good reasons to not go.
    Many have pointed ot already that you will have contact to peopl no matter how much you try to avoid.

    Another point is, if anything happens to you a load of people and resources will be tied to help, rescue, carry out, bring you to hospital etc.
    (We have this happen here almost dayli, whole country locked down people bored so going to the woods uneducated, get injured or lost and need rescue)

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