Mrs. Admiral isn't coming until the 29th after I (we, the group, what's left of the group, a new group haha) have moved to Behind the Rocks. She still has to work and can't take a ton of days off from work. Haven't been running a headcount this year so not sure how many other badass lady dirt bike riders are coming but all are welcome.Another question. Mo was wondering if any other gals would be out riding with the group? I am guessing that Mrs. Admiral will be in attendance but thought I should check.
Just heard that they have canceled Easter Jeep Safari due to Coronavirus. The 3 county area has suspended all camping on public land for 30 days from 3/17 to 4/17. All restaurants, bars, rv parks, motels are closed. I don’t think the state has any control over Federal land and most of the area is BLM. I will try and contact BLM tomorrow for an update.The world needs WAY MORE badass lady dirt bike riders!!!
Just got off the phone with Paula out of the Moab BLM office. Out of an abundance of caution (how many times in the last few weeks have you heard that phrase) the BLM is working with the Tri-County area and have agreed to curtail any and all camping on BLM land unless you are a Tri-County resident or deemed essential. The curtailment is for 30 days but will be re-evaluated in two weeks and I was encouraged to call back then which I will. In talking with family members this morning in the SLC area due to the 5.7 quake, they said that Moab is taking the stand that they don’t want any outsiders impacting the area for fear of spreading the virus. Certainly understandable during these times of uncertainty. Just hope all those affected businesses survive. I know that up here (WA), small business owners that have had to shutter their doors are very concerned if they will be able to survive.I have been holding off on posting any information on the recent Public Health Order for the 3 counties in the Moab area.
As of right now, I'm not calling it quits as the situation is constantly evolving and what I say right now might be outdated information 2 hours from now.
Even my wife's flight plans have been changed on her flying down to Grand Junction. Tomorrow her flight could be cancelled altogether, who knows!!
While we may be able to camp on BLM Land (currently and that could change), with the PHO things like taking a shower in town may not be available (Moab/Greenriver). Another possible issue for our Canadian friends like ejfranz, is they may not be able to leave Canada or making it back in. Even if camping is allowed on BLM type land, going into town for supply's and services could be very restricted. It sounds like Moab doesn't want visitors right now for health safety.
Having said this, the plan is still the plan until it ain't. It could get altered or postponed but it's too hard to say for sure right now not knowing if this Covid 19 is still gonna get worse or better.
One possibility I'm considering is rescheduling it for late September or October but this is just an idea at this point.
I was actually surprised the BLM was not allowing camping in the 3 county area mentioned in the Moab area. Shutting the town stuff down I get. Lots of riding to do at home here...when the snow melts. Ofda!Canceling seems reasonable at this point in time. Let's all stay healthily isolated to avoid infecting others.
I'll likely go someplace not as built up as the Moab area for the full moon May 7th.
Was planning on Monument Valley but will likely settle for natural beauty in less known, less frequented areas.
A ghost town tour in central Nevada just might work.
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Yeah, even the bordellos are closed.
Lots of surplus green beer for our canceled St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun Crawl from where partiers stagger from pub to pub
What are the kids going to do for trouble this Spring Break?
Fortunately the National Parks are open with free admission and we are being encouraged to get out and breathe some fresh air.
So go visit a historic park and maybe find the answer to that ex-bartender's question.
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Maybe she was curious if park passes were given to the soldiers.