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What affect have gas prices had on the number of times you'll visit the Sierra Nevada this year?

Poll ended at Fri May 02, 2008 8:08 am

No Affect. My plans will not change.
11
48%
10%-20% fewer trips
5
22%
30%-40% fewer trips
1
4%
50%-60% fewer trips
1
4%
70%-80% fewer trips
0
No votes
I've canceled all planned trips
0
No votes
No affect. I didn't have any trips planned to begin with
1
4%
Other (please explain)
4
17%
 
Total votes : 23

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Gas Prices: Affecting Your Sierra Nevada Travel?

Postby ERIC » Thu May 01, 2008 8:08 am

Just curious how big of a factor (if any) gas prices are in everybody's Sierra Nevada travel planning.

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Re: Gas Prices: Affecting Your Sierra Nevada Travel?

Postby gary c. » Thu May 01, 2008 8:29 am

I put other because I'm not sure if I will do less trips but I wll most likely try to stay an extra day or two to get the most out of the ones I do take.
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Re: Gas Prices: Affecting Your Sierra Nevada Travel?

Postby ERIC » Thu May 01, 2008 9:18 am

gary c. wrote:I put other because I'm not sure if I will do less trips but I wll most likely try to stay an extra day or two to get the most out of the ones I do take.
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Re: Gas Prices: Affecting Your Sierra Nevada Travel?

Postby The Other Tom » Thu May 01, 2008 9:30 am

Since I'm coming from the east coast, and only make one trip per year, I'll have to suck it up on the gas prices. I thought they were high last year at $4 per gallon. I voted "other".
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Re: Gas Prices: Affecting Your Sierra Nevada Travel?

Postby dave54 » Thu May 01, 2008 7:33 pm

It's a matter of priorities. We are cutting back elsewhere to pay the monthly gas bill. The sanity breaks on weekends is too important to curtail. (I just filled up my truck today for $130. The curse of a large gas tank and letting it get real low. :( )
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Re: Gas Prices: Affecting Your Sierra Nevada Travel?

Postby Snow Nymph » Tue May 06, 2008 7:48 am

dave54 wrote:It's a matter of priorities. We are cutting back elsewhere to pay the monthly gas bill. The sanity breaks on weekends is too important to curtail. (I just filled up my truck today for $130. The curse of a large gas tank and letting it get real low. :( )



I agree, priorities. 120 consecutive weekends out, I can’t stop now because of gas prices. I'll cut back somewhere else.
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Re: Gas Prices: Affecting Your Sierra Nevada Travel?

Postby hikerduane » Tue May 06, 2008 7:24 pm

Slow Nymph, does this break your record now? 120.
Piece of cake.
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Re: Gas Prices: Affecting Your Sierra Nevada Travel?

Postby Snow Nymph » Tue May 06, 2008 8:32 pm

:nod:

Record was 86 :D
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Re: Gas Prices: Affecting Your Sierra Nevada Travel?

Postby mountaineer » Tue May 06, 2008 8:43 pm

No. I won't let it happen, even if I have to go into debt.

Snow Nymph, I hate you! 120 consecutive weekends?!!!
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Re: Gas Prices: Affecting Your Sierra Nevada Travel?

Postby dmdhiker » Sun Jun 08, 2008 10:53 am

Other was my vote. We ended up locking our trip into only the eastern Sierra with the use public transportation to and from Reno. No car or rental needed. If gas prices weren't so high we may have rented a car and drive to San Fransisco and follow the coast south, not instead of our Sierra trip but in addition to. Thus we will be hiking out of Tuolumne, Mammoth, and Bishop, using both the CREST and YARTS buses.
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Re: Gas Prices: Affecting Your Sierra Nevada Travel?

Postby markskor » Sun Jun 08, 2008 1:02 pm

On my month-long summer trip I was going to come home in the middle...check the mail, pay some bills, mow the lawn.
Figuring this will cost me $125 just to turn around again in 2 days...screw the lawn. I'll just pay a neighbor kid $25 to do a quick mow...spend the rest on beer and dinners at the TPR.
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Re: Gas Prices: Affecting Your Sierra Nevada Travel?

Postby vaughnm » Fri Jun 13, 2008 5:52 am

The only change for my is that I'll be driving the Prius more instead of my Tundra.
So, when the wife picks my friend and I up at Whitney Portal, it will be a little crowded in the back seat (the two labs have to sit somewhere!)

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