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Re: Corona Virus

Post by wildhiker » Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:50 pm

And the Lost Coast trail on BLM lands in the King Range of northern California, a popular early season backpacking trip, is now closed to all backpacking. See: https://www.blm.gov/sites/blm.gov/files ... 8.2020.pdf.

The southern section of the Lost Coast in Sinkyone Wilderness State Park is also closed.
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Re: Corona Virus

Post by franklin411 » Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:15 am

Wandering Daisy wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:17 pm
more closures on the PCT

https://thetrek.co/pacific-crest-trail/ ... rmit-info/
It doesn't say the trails are closed, and it explicitly states that permits are valid. The USFS is just providing friendly, non-binding advice.

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Post by balzaccom » Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:40 am

franklin411 wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:15 am
Wandering Daisy wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:17 pm
more closures on the PCT

https://thetrek.co/pacific-crest-trail/ ... rmit-info/
It doesn't say the trails are closed, and it explicitly states that permits are valid. The USFS is just providing friendly, non-binding advice.
Ahem. With Lassen and Yosemite closed to all visitors, how do you thru-hike the PCT? Daisy didn't say the PCT was closed, by the way. She said that there were more closures on the route. Which there are.
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Re: Corona Virus

Post by bobby49 » Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:49 am

In previous years, thru-hikers developed unique methods for piecing this all together. Let's say somebody was northbound, and they reached an impassable stretch of trail, perhaps due to snow or other closure. They would skip past that stretch, perhaps hitch a ride farther north, and then continue. Later, when the problem stretch re-opens, the hiker returns to it and travels it. This is not completing the entire trail in one continuous push, but it is one way to attack it.

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Post by Wandering Daisy » Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:37 am

Franklin411- until you are tested, be careful. My grandson had pnuomonia with suspicious exposure to the corona virus, but tests came back negative. So if you think you had COVID-19, but not for sure, your illness, whatever it was, has stressed your immune system so you are more vulnerable. I hope you are right, but do not take chances right now. Stay safe.

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Post by maverick » Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:21 am

WD wrote:
My daughter had a cold with aches and my grandson had pneumonia. They just got back their tests -negative for coronavirus. Good news that they did not have the virus; bad news that now she is no longer under quarantine so has to go back to work in the hospital, exposed to coronavirus with inadequate safety gear.
This is ridiculous:
https://www.npr.org/2020/04/02/82520020 ... ring-masks
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Post by TahoeJeff » Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:43 am

“Those who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security will not have either one.”

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Post by commonloon » Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:16 am

[Edit] I removed the aforementioned links. They were very biased and I'd rather not have them included them in hindsight. [/Edit]

A friend forwarded the Stanford professors talk (here: https://youtu.be/d6MZy-2fcBw ) to me because I'm a data guy (a layman medically). I'm been importing the data and analyzing it from a purely numbers point of view. I think the main takeaway is that we need MORE data to make forecasts in such a way that we could say lets scale back on shelter-in-place measures (open more business, but still with distancing restrictions, open some parks, etc.) in X weeks.

The panic that the media seems to be enabling is troubling, at least here in CA. If you take the current positive number (9191 cases) and consider it the tip of the iceberg (9X since many cases are asymptomatic) that is only about 2 persons in 1000 (in CA) who are infected. Yet go to the grocery and everyone is acting like the person next to them is going to kill them. Don't get me wrong I'm taking precautions and abiding the shelter in place rules, AND telling my 79 yr old dad to stay home and be very careful.

FYI, the data I've been able to grab does appear to possibility show, for the first time, the last few days a flattening of the curve. Based on some the "Forecasts," like the one out of WA, it is possible that restrictions could be loosened in June... but we really need a randomized sampling or blanket testing to really know and get control of the situation, and not be foolish (leading to more sick) or give in to FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt).
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Re: Corona Virus

Post by c9h13no3 » Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:40 am

It's important to avoid the lamestream media, and find news you agree with.
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Re: Corona Virus

Post by TahoeJeff » Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:13 am

It's important to avoid the lamestream media, and find news you agree with
It's not that I necessarily agree with the news I posted, it's just a different take on things to help:
not be foolish (leading to more sick) or give in to FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt)
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