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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.
10%-20% fewer trips
30%-40% fewer trips
50%-60% fewer trips
70%-80% fewer trips
No votes
I've canceled all planned trips
No votes
No affect. I didn't have any trips planned to begin with
Other (please explain)
Total votes : 23

Re: Gas Prices: Affecting Your Sierra Nevada Travel?

Postby MountainMinstrel » Fri Jun 13, 2008 9:01 am

I do not intend to reduce the number of days I spend on the trail, but many of the day hikes will most likely be in areas closer to home than they might have been @ $3.50 per.

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Re: Gas Prices: Affecting Your Sierra Nevada Travel?

Postby hikerduane » Sat Jun 14, 2008 7:57 pm

Glad to see the doggies get to come along for a ride. I have been busy around my place again this Spring and I am about to wrap the wood cutting up, all five cords. I can work some weekend trips in on my drive home from work out of state sometimes, just a little out of the way. Oh yeah, gas in town is $4.62 and $4.79 or $4.89 in the next small town over. I'm glad my Civic gets 39-40 mpg. I still have a vacation bp trip planned in July down 395 to South Lake.
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Re: Gas Prices: Affecting Your Sierra Nevada Travel?

Postby lateone » Wed Jun 18, 2008 2:44 am

when you have to go somewhere unless totally broke people tend to go...regardless price of gas
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Re: Gas Prices: Affecting Your Sierra Nevada Travel?

Postby dave54 » Fri Jun 20, 2008 9:11 pm

After a couple of years of resisting I finally succumbed and started riding the bus to work. It adds about an hour per day (an extra 1/2 hour each way), but when I calculated I was spending $300 per month in fuel just commuting to and from work, I decided it was worth it (the most recent gas price hikes would make it $330 now). A monthly bus pass is $45.

This leaves more money for the weekends and with my sweetie.

I recently got back from Oregon where the prices just broke $4. And they pump it for you. Of course, the truck was getting just over 7 MPG towing the beast...
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