Originally Posted by bsimcoe
If you are planning on an early or mid May launch you will be doing a fly-in or a Marsh creek launch (good luck after the earthquakes) The condition of the road to Boundary creek remains unknown. The amount of snow (alone) this winter and spring up there pretty much means the road won't open til last week of May. Then we will need to find out what damage to the road if any has been caused by the earthquakes. One rock slide or wash-out and you will be waiting on the FS to clear the road. How we are going to handle the quarantine thing remains to be seen but Blaine and Custer counties do not have the ability to handle a summer invasion. There is still a 14 day isolation order and talk of continuing that through the summer. We got hammered(Covid-19) as did most resort communities at the end of ski season. We had the highest rate per capita in the nation for most of March and we would really like to not have that happen again. That being said... the damage caused by the earthquake is the biggest unknown and will remain so for at least a couple more weeks. CarveDog and I will be some the first to know because of our proximity to the area and if I hear anything we will post it.
Originally Posted by codycleve
The earthquakes are also still far from over. 489 quakes over 2.5 and counting in the last 30 days, 13 in the last 24 hours. Today there was a 3 almost right on the boundary creek road. I got woke up again last week by a 4.2 here in salmon. we have a June second launch.
Thank you so much guys.
I've been paying a little more attention this year than others since I had a potential launch 5/24, but at the time COVID hit and then the big snowstorm 3 weeks ago, I pretty much figured it was not going to happen.
Add in earthquakes and the damn thing got crazy interesting. Frankly, I'm more interested in this as an academic exercise than anything, and it's probably a once-in-a-lifetime (hopefully!) perfect storm of shit hitting the fan.
bsimcoe, I hope your hospital staff is starting to recover, I'm sure it's been a hellish couple of months for them. Here in Kalispell, beds are only 25% full and a large number of nurses were laid off. Damned if you do...
Thanks again for the updates.