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  1. I have read the same. As long a you wash your...

    I have read the same. As long a you wash your hands with soap/water or use sanitizer I think you are OK. For Noro you need to use soap so I would plan to use both.
  2. Hopefully this is a valid question for this...

    Hopefully this is a valid question for this thread.

    Some of the privies are closed on the AT, not sure about other trails or if all privies are closed. Does anyone know of the reason for this? ...
  3. I don't have information, but you could try...

    I don't have information, but you could try Mountain Home B&B and hostel 540-692-6198. they are .25 miles east and they would know the answer Scott and Lisa are great. They might let you park...
  4. Since your interest is thru hikers, I was well...

    Since your interest is thru hikers, I was well into my hike on the AT. I had started February 10th, had hiked to Erwin, TN 344 miles when they asked us to leave the trail. I was walking 15-18 miles...
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    I have been watching this data for weeks. They...

    I have been watching this data for weeks. They did lower the numbers since the last update. The goal of locking things down has been to flatten the curve. There will continue to be cases and death...
  6. Sorry I was not clear. it was an interview with...

    Sorry I was not clear. it was an interview with people who do contact tracing who said they are not seeing transfers through casual contacts like walking by someone in a grocery. Not related to the...
  7. Thanks for moving it. I was just hoping Lone...

    Thanks for moving it. I was just hoping Lone Wolf could give us a comparison number for all the activity in/out of town.

    Close contact does not mean living in same household or sleeping together....
  8. *Post moved from another thread. There is...

    *Post moved from another thread.
    There is growing evidence through contact tracing that casual contact like in grocery is not a likely way to get the virus. It is close prolonged contact between...
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    We do need to reopen the country. Contact...

    We do need to reopen the country. Contact tracing and testing with isolation is how we keep this under control. The lockdown was only to get this knocked down enough to allow contract tracing.
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  10. i would love to see where you are getting this...

    i would love to see where you are getting this information from, as of a week ago there was no certainty in any model -
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  11. Your predictions may be right, but current models...

    Your predictions may be right, but current models show Maine bottoming out by May 5 for the current peak. I hope you realize that the goal of Stay at home was to get the virus down to a level it can...
  12. All of my posts / discussion has been about the...

    All of my posts / discussion has been about the restarting a self supported hike after the governors have reopened business and the trail closures have been removed by the federal/state parks. I am...
  13. The problem is you are way over estimating the...

    The problem is you are way over estimating the risks of hiking and saying it is obvious that it should not be allowed in a couple months when the country reopens. I tried to show you the hypocrisy...
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    The people I know all go off in TN and still...

    The people I know all go off in TN and still planning on restarting when legal. But I suspect we wlll choose a lot of different starting points, and will fiip-flop or head SOBO depending when the...
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    That's interesting. I googled all the new...

    That's interesting. I googled all the new England stay at home state orders (CT, MA, VT, NH, ME) and they all allow outdoor exercise and several mention hiking / state parks as allowed. now if any...
  16. Thanks, missed that.

    Thanks, missed that.
  17. I don't want this to sound augmentative, but are...

    I don't want this to sound augmentative, but are you planning to go anywhere when the country reopens? Or will you stay home for how ever many years this takes to resolve? it may be several years. ...
  18. We do not have an approved antibody test yet. We...

    We do not have an approved antibody test yet. We don't even know that you can't get the disease more than once or how long antibodies might last. So the test they are talking about is the test to...
  19. I also use the Gossamer gear 1/8" pad. It also...

    I also use the Gossamer gear 1/8" pad. It also is a nice sit pad.
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    If you want to avoid the crowds and don't mind...

    If you want to avoid the crowds and don't mind winter hiking start in early February. You will stay ahead of the bubble and by the time you are to VA hopefully you can do 15-20 miles per day. That...
  21. No one can give a good answer why they think we...

    No one can give a good answer why they think we need widespread testing. You could test every person and the next week some of them would have caught the virus. The experts are recommending doing...
  22. I started in the winter to avoid crowds. When I...

    I started in the winter to avoid crowds. When I restart it will be done to avoid crows. I am not bending any rules. Social distance exercise is encouraged in my state and all the state parks are...
  23. Do you understand my original post? I am not...

    Do you understand my original post? I am not going out there until parks reopen. That's probably not happening for at least a month.

    I already hike legally under our lock down and socially...
  24. I've been sick away from home many times. You get...

    I've been sick away from home many times. You get a hotel room and if needed get to an urgent care Dr, same thing you might do at home.
  25. That I a personal choice of how you hike the AT ...

    That I a personal choice of how you hike the AT It is very easy to avoid crowds. Many days I have only seen one or two people all day. It is far more solitary than hikes on local trails. I've...
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