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PostSat Feb 01, 2020 4:46 pm 
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I don't understand, I start feeling twitchy if I haven't been to the mountains in a week.



While the Outdoor Foundation’s 2019 Outdoor Participation Report showed that while a bit more than half of Americans went outside to play at least once in 2018, nearly half did not go outside for recreation at all. Americans went on 1 billion fewer outdoor outings in 2018 than they did in 2008. The number of adolescents ages 6 to 12 who recreate outdoors has fallen four years in a row, dropping more than 3% since 2007.

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Most people’s outdoor activities are close to home, with more than 63% of Americans recreating within 10 miles of their houses. Less than 19% traveled 25 miles or more to play outside. So the Outdoor Foundation is in a mission to bolster participation in outdoor play near homes, in urban areas where residents might not have as many opportunities to get outside.

https://coloradosun.com/2020/01/29/fewer-americans-participate-in-outdoor-recreation/
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PostSat Feb 01, 2020 4:59 pm 
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Just buy a treadmill and look at pictures or videos of mountains and forests while you work out.

Save on gas, trail head fees, and no worry about break ins.

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PostSat Feb 01, 2020 5:55 pm 
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Chief Joseph wrote:
Just buy a treadmill and look at pictures or videos of mountains and forests while you work out.

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PostSat Feb 01, 2020 6:19 pm 
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Kind of like buying fish at Safeway instead of fishing.
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PostSun Feb 02, 2020 6:44 am 
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People are mostly probably just training big because they didnt get the Outdoor Recreation Permits they desired. So no other choice but to put in another year of hard work in the fitness gyms to prepare for that small hope of maybe getting a permit to recreate in the outdoors the following year.

Sadly these days many never luck into an Outdoor Recreation Permit and a lifetime of opportunity is wasted away staring back at one's own reflection in the screen of that TV connected to the elliptical at the fitness gym.

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PostSun Feb 02, 2020 7:15 am 
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I do not understand the post! Yall piss and moan about to many people out in the country and here you have a report that half the country did not go out....
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PostSun Feb 02, 2020 8:25 am 
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I do not understand the post! Yall piss and moan about to many people out in the country and here you have a report that half the country did not go out....

Excellent point.

Plus it seems we must drive 10 miles or more to recreate?  There's something wrong about that.

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PostSun Feb 02, 2020 9:17 am 
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cdestroyer wrote:
I do not understand the post! Yall piss and moan about to many people out in the country and here you have a report that half the country did not go out....

I don't understand how the worst thing that could happen in life is seeing other hikers, either.
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PostSun Feb 02, 2020 9:18 am 
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treeswarper wrote:
Plus it seems we must drive 10 miles or more to recreate?  There's something wrong about that.

Who said must?  I mean you did, not nobody else has, and the article I posted didn't put up any limits or rules.  Where do you get this stuff?
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Of course some curmudgeon has to turn the thread into an off topic diatribe. Thanks for ruining everything.

Back to the actual topic, I am not going to panic because there has been a 3% drop over a 12 year period in 6-12 year olds recreating outside.

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PostSun Feb 02, 2020 12:41 pm 
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If only half of Seattleites DIDNT drive!

More people indoors? Their loss!
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yeah.... but think about all that valuable and rewarding screen time they're getting in!! lol.gif lol.gif lol.gif lol.gif lol.gif lol.gif lol.gif lol.gif lol.gif lol.gif lol.gif lol.gif lol.gif lol.gif lol.gif lol.gif lol.gif lol.gif lol.gif lol.gif lol.gif lol.gif lol.gif lol.gif lol.gif lol.gif lol.gif lol.gif lol.gif lol.gif lol.gif lol.gif lol.gif

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I remember when half of Americans lived in tepees and longhouses. Why, you could go hop over to the Celilo Falls and nab a few salmon any time ya wanted. Snag a bison and grind some juniper berries.
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Riverside Laker wrote:
I remember when half of Americans lived in tepees and longhouses. Why, you could go hop over to the Celilo Falls and nab a few salmon any time ya wanted. Snag a bison and grind some juniper berries.

Lol, plus the females actually cooked back then.  clown.gif

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PostSun Feb 02, 2020 2:04 pm 
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Heck, Im bummed that I only got out on 25 hikes last year.  Most of the summer I was healing from major surgery.  Missed out on some wonderful days.

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