Coronavirus Discussion

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hooky
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Re: Coronavirus Discussion

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Bobcat1 wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:50 pm
The advantage to the Upper Missouri is that you can drive there in your own vehicles and stay isolated to just your immediate companions. For Isle Royale, you can’t avoid the other visitors and staff of the transport mode, unless you have your own boat. If the pandemic has lessened, and your concern is being out of cell phone coverage, yup that’s a problem either place.
Even if I had cell coverage, it wouldn't work. It's not about the occasional phone call, it's about needing to be engaged all the time. This is really a huge bummer right now with our customers and staff trying to make sense of everything. I'm busier right now than I was before all this started and it doesn't look like it will let up for us until months after the virus lays down.

I'm hoping I can get out in the kayak for some Sunday floats and fishing just to get a recharge, even though it would be brief.

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Re: Coronavirus Discussion

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I e-mailed Isle Royale Seaplanes yesterday just asking if they had any updates on whether trips would be going (we have one scheduled early June). They said they have a meeting planned with Park Management this week and then they will inform customers about whether their trips are going or not. Fingers crossed :)

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Even with all the wilderness time I've experienced in the past 44 years, I have now set a new personal record for the longest time spent without human face to face time, all from the comfort of my home. It's my son's opinion that given my age and health I should not leave the house. Due to his pressure so be it, although it may be the best thing for me. Stay safe and sane everyone.
8 trips, 1975 x 2, 1976 x 2, 1978, 1985, 2000, 2013

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Re: Coronavirus Discussion

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Midwest Ed wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:09 pm
Even with all the wilderness time I've experienced in the past 44 years, I have now set a new personal record for the longest time spent without human face to face time, all from the comfort of my home. It's my son's opinion that given my age and health I should not leave the house. Due to his pressure so be it, although it may be the best thing for me. Stay safe and sane everyone.
Midwest Ed, I think your making the right choice by staying home. I am in my mid 60's and not in perfect shape (look more like a bowling ball :D) but have not left house in over 2 weeks. Being an avid bird photographer I do miss my daily walk around local lake with the eagles, ospreys and many varieties of ducks and all my photographer friends. We are lucky out here along the central California coast with our 2+ acres, no eagles or ospreys, ducks but lots of hawks, songbirds and its hummingbird time in our extensive garden. I am also an astrophotographer and the Milky Way is starting to make its summer appearance and being semi rural not a lot of light pollution so I am pretty set, but I do miss all my friends. So everybody enjoy each day and stay safe as you can.
first visit at age 10 in 1965 numerous times since then, 30+ times

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