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Re: All NF trailhead & campgrounds in Wa and OR closed
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2020, 06:36:16 AM »
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Re: All NF trailhead & campgrounds in Wa and OR closed
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2020, 07:06:12 AM »
Mostly just "developed recreation sites."  Not a popular opinion, I am sure, but this is a half measure.

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Re: All NF trailhead & campgrounds in Wa and OR closed
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2020, 09:52:59 AM »
The USFS is doing similar closures across the country.

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Re: All NF trailhead & campgrounds in Wa and OR closed
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2020, 10:24:55 AM »
So we are not under martial law, how can they shut down our national forest for hiking? Up north you canít even walk on the trails of na forest land!  So, what happens if Iím caught walking in the forest on na forest land? Arrest?
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Re: All NF trailhead & campgrounds in Wa and OR closed
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2020, 10:37:47 AM »
Mostly just "developed recreation sites."  Not a popular opinion, I am sure, but this is a half measure.
Full closure is coming.

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Re: All NF trailhead & campgrounds in Wa and OR closed
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2020, 11:04:04 AM »
So we are not under martial law, how can they shut down our national forest for hiking? Up north you canít even walk on the trails of na forest land!  So, what happens if Iím caught walking in the forest on na forest land? Arrest?
Same way state lands are closed and fishing is closed. Technically a violation of the FS closure is a misdemeanor but you would just be cited.

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Re: All NF trailhead & campgrounds in Wa and OR closed
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2020, 12:14:13 PM »
And they say closed until September 30th, unless rescinded earlier...

https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/mbs/alerts-notices/?aid=57349

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Re: All NF trailhead & campgrounds in Wa and OR closed
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2020, 01:31:36 PM »
And they say closed until September 30th, unless rescinded earlier...

https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/mbs/alerts-notices/?aid=57349
Thay is only the Mt Baker Snoqualmie,  Olympic is April 8th and will re-evaluate

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Re: All NF trailhead & campgrounds in Wa and OR closed
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2020, 01:45:49 PM »
Yes, you need to go to each National Forest website individually as they're not all the same.  Some of the NF offices in Oregon were getting tired of all the phone calls from us bear hunters about next Wednesday's opener that they have gone and clarified on their website that hunting is still open.  :-) 


Different national forests are closing more recreations sites than others.  Some notices give more extensive details than others.   

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Re: All NF trailhead & campgrounds in Wa and OR closed
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2020, 02:19:44 PM »
Ridiculous IMO.  Not helpful at all if these closures run more than a few weeks.  Letting people go hiking/knocking about in the woods, is healthy with a very minimal risk factor.  All these closures will simply pile people into the few available options left.   :twocents:

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All NF trailhead & campgrounds in Wa and OR closed
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2020, 02:59:13 PM »
I was thinking at some point folks would realize these closures arenít about going hiking or hunting or fishing.
Itís the traveling to and from that theyíre trying to cut off. Itís a pretty simple concept to understand really.  One member on here was angry about the fishing closure. His county in eastern Washington had only 2 cases less than a week ago when they closed fishing and it made no sense to him. They have 16 cases now.  And thatís multiplied within the time frame of the stay home order. Wait until they close the entire NF because people wonít listen and are still ignoring the requests. Orders really.
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Re: All NF trailhead & campgrounds in Wa and OR closed
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2020, 03:29:06 PM »
I was thinking at some point folks would realize these closures arenít about going hiking or hunting or fishing.
Itís the traveling to and from that theyíre trying to cut off. Itís a pretty simple concept to understand really.  One member on here was angry about the fishing closure. His county in eastern Washington had only 2 cases less than a week ago when they closed fishing and it made no sense to him. They have 16 cases now.  And thatís multiplied within the time frame of the stay home order. Wait until they close the entire NF because people wonít listen and are still ignoring the requests. Orders really.

Yes I perfectly understand why it's being done.  I actually support it short term, but it cannot go more than a month really.  At some point the cost surpasses the benefit. 

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Re: All NF trailhead & campgrounds in Wa and OR closed
« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2020, 04:11:43 PM »
Totally agree with your time frame. Some people donít.
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Re: All NF trailhead & campgrounds in Wa and OR closed
« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2020, 04:42:28 PM »
I think someone was a little to eager on the dates or was a typo fornthe MBS.  Most other forests aren't that long.  Will see tomorrow.

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