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Old 04-06-2020, 06:19 PM   #41
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Cuomo upped the fines for not social distancing...now localities need to enforce that.
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Old 04-07-2020, 07:42 AM   #42
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Good move. Maybe that will wake people up who have been ignoring the directions.
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Old 04-07-2020, 08:08 AM   #43
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I was thinking of a get away as well, but then after a very small amount of time decided not the right time. Same conclusions as man on this thread.

For me it is same as snow shoe rule, 150' off trail rule or bear canister rule. Sure, I can leave the snow shoes at home, camp next to that scenic pond - maybe even have a small fire up in the high peaks region. But all of that is against DEC edicts which are in place to preserve the place for the next guy.

No disrespect to OP. Just sharing. Actually, my revised plan involved "local" camping but that is 60 minutes away. My work, still essential, is 40 minutes - I was thinking what's the harm but reading this post has me rethinking that.

OP - you mentioned a canoe in the rafters. Ever consider building a strip canoe? No better time.
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Old 04-07-2020, 08:51 AM   #44
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I will not argue about what is going on. My shop(employee of..) has been closed to outside business since Mar.20. I had not been at work since the 14th as I am considered a "High Risk" And with a background in the Navy Medical Corps, I chose to Self-Isolate. We have been conducting ecommerce sales with two employees in two different areas in a bunker 100' below the surface of the Bering Sea(lol). Thanks to all
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Old 04-07-2020, 09:00 AM   #45
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Can we move this discussion to another spot on here?
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Old 04-07-2020, 09:21 AM   #46
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Hi Tenderfoot,

I do like the idea of building a stripper and now is a good time. I just have to finish up remodeling a bathroom first - and that's going slower than I would have hoped!!
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Old 04-07-2020, 09:40 AM   #47
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Can we move this discussion to another spot on here?
It's not exactly just a paddling discussion anymore, is it?
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Old 04-07-2020, 10:04 AM   #48
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Here in Laval, a suburb of Montreal, we are confined to our immediate area. No going across the bridge into Montreal or driving out of town. Our street is on a hill (400 yards long, 85 feet of elevation gain) so I load up my pack with 35 lbs and crank up and down it 4 times, 3 times a day. Compared to hiking it's not much but I figure with that I'll at least maintain a base level of fitness. People here are encouraged to report transgressions of distancing and if what I've heard is true the police receive more than a thousand calls a day.
Google shows that of all of Canada and the US Quebec's citizens are doing the most to reduce contagion. The Google page is quite interesting. I found it by using Google and Covid in the search field.
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Old 04-14-2020, 09:22 AM   #49
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I was planning on loading the back -pack with 50 lbs of books, and walking the track that is right down the street to get in shape for a trip into Brooktout lake. I figured the six miles I would need to cover from the north access was 24 laps on the track, and then decided I would die of boredom walking 24 laps on an urban track. However, after a month of sheltering at home, I may be able to stand it!

I am amazed that people who seem to have an aversion to marked trails and a love for the bushwacking experience can be so intolerant of "thread drift" on this board!
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Old 04-15-2020, 03:31 PM   #50
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Here in our city of about 20,000 (hard to get an accurate number these days-Did the college kids go home or stay in off-campus apartments?), I am seeing a significant impact on the forests. I'm five minutes from downtown in one direction, or into hundreds of acres of preserved forest and gorge in the other. Where there used to be slightly visible deer trails there are now heavily used people trails. Since it's spring there are lots of skid marks from shoes and boots. It's only going to get more noticeable as the weather warms, hopefully drying out might help. Too bad about the wildflowers and ground nesting birds though, too many people can't be bothered to keep dogs on leash as is required.
Fortunately I prefer to get out of the house before 6 am and can still experience a quiet walk in the woods. Most days I'm getting between 2 and 3 hours and have done a bit of trail improvement to the marked trails so they don't get too much wider or messed up. Not sure how bad it will be if the state parks can't open the gorge trails because they are confined and social distancing isn't possible, the impact elsewhere is going to be ugly.
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Old 04-16-2020, 11:18 AM   #51
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Missing trip reports with photos from up there. Here are a couple from "down here" where we got a couple inches of snow and temps in the teens. Not bad for April.
By the way, while I was by the water nine deer came to it on the other side. They make more than slightly visible trails when they travel like that. I'm predicting their numbers will be decreasing as fewer people are getting paid. Same for firewood.
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