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    Upset Is the Govt shutdown limiting trail access in Sun Valley?

    Hey guys,

    Thanks to our lovely Government, we had to cancel our trip to Canyonlands National park in Moab, Ut. I was thinking that the next best thing would be to head up to Sun Valley and hit the trails up there.

    Anyone know if bikers will still have access to trails in the surrounding areas due to the shutdown?

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    I saw this up on the Kettle Crest. The campgrounds were gated off, but that doesn't mean anything as you can put up a tent almost anywhere in the NF. I did see moto tracks on a non-motorized trail....


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    just booked a condo there. hopefully it all pans out
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    what I have seen, is if you go to a place with any kind of service, no go. if you go to a place with no services, nothing has changed. IE toilets, parking lots, etc. I was in the national forest all weekend, and I didn't see any change. But I pulled up to a gated road that is always locked and did an overnighter like nothing happened.

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    It isn't the King's forest.

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    No.

    But I'm having a devil of a time trying to find affordable health care.
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    Things dry in the Sunny Valley?

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    Quote Originally Posted by panchosdad View Post
    Things dry in the Sunny Valley?
    ??good question.
    Last edited by Fred Smedley; 10-09-2013 at 06:18 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwistedCrank View Post
    No.

    But I'm having a devil of a time trying to find affordable health care.
    Since the"affordable health care act" was implemented our monthly premium went up 65%. They fixed that good. So much for -$2500. The reality is + $7500. That amounts to a $10,000 dollar lie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred Smedley View Post
    Since the"affordable health care act" was implemented our monthly premium went up 65%. They fixed that good. So much for -$2500. The reality is + $7500. That amounts to a $10,000 dollar lie.
    My health care cost went down, but now I have to appear at a "death panel", where the donuts and coffee really suck.

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    Was in SV this past weekend. No trail closures due to the shut-down, but there are certainly trails closed due to the fire. Most trails North of Ketchum are good to go, those South, not so much (Greenhorn, Deer Creek, etc.).

    Dirt was superb. Lower trails were mostly dry and drying daily. Upper trails are probably a bit slimy as they had snow and freeze/thaw. Trail to Pio cabin had about 6" of snow on it!

    BTW- Vault toilet at Fox Creek TH was out of TP... Guess the gov't really is getting us in the backside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred Smedley View Post
    Since the"affordable health care act" was implemented our monthly premium went up 65%. They fixed that good. So much for -$2500. The reality is + $7500. That amounts to a $10,000 dollar lie.
    The act hasn't been implemented yet. So that's a lie. Basically, your provider has used that as an excuse. Have you called them and asked precisely and exactly why your rates have gone up? If you don't opt for the exchange, there is no reason your coverage should, or would change. It sounds like you just don't understand how this works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    The act hasn't been implemented yet. So that's a lie. Basically, your provider has used that as an excuse. Have you called them and asked precisely and exactly why your rates have gone up? If you don't opt for the exchange, there is no reason your coverage should, or would change. It sounds like you just don't understand how this works.
    Yes it has , 26 and under are now covered on parents polices and have been for some time, many items are now required to be covered, like contraception. like yearly maximums an many other limits have already changed. If you force insurance company's to cover things they weren't before, they have to make up the difference somewhere. The big lie is if you like your coverage you can keep it. Tell that to the Catholic church. Our policy was changed by mandate over a year ago by law. Apparently you don't understand how this works.

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    A lotta mutha fckn politics being spewed around here these days.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred Smedley View Post
    Yes it has , 26 and under are now covered on parents polices and have been for some time, many items are now required to be covered, like contraception. like yearly maximums an many other limits have already changed. If you force insurance company's to cover things they weren't before, they have to make up the difference somewhere. The big lie is if you like your coverage you can keep it. Tell that to the Catholic church. Our policy was changed by mandate over a year ago by law. Apparently you don't understand how this works.
    Any good catholic is going to heaven, why prolong your time here? ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    Any good catholic is going to heaven, why prolong your time here? ;-)
    When you run out of facts , throw insults.............. Not a Catholic BTW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred Smedley View Post
    When you run out of facts , throw insults.............. Not a Catholic BTW.
    That wasn't an insult...it was a pithy barb!
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    And then we eat them."

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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    Any good catholic is going to heaven, why prolong your time here? ;-)
    Does a catholic even need to be "good"? I thought they just had to do penance and it was all "good".

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    Quote Originally Posted by alphazz View Post
    Does a catholic even need to be "good"? I thought they just had to do penance and it was all "good".
    I've got stories about Catholic girls that would melt your Racing Ralphs.

    So yeah, it's all good, brah.
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    Did my first death panel last weak. It is a little like Jury duty. Starting giggling during the chanting.....by injection time we were all roaring with laughter. Really got to do away with the chanting.

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