Coronavirus and hiking

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DixieFlyer
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Coronavirus and hiking

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Now that we are living in the era of "social distancing", it shouldn't be too surprising to see some hiking venues closed.

Here are a couple of examples:
* The Navajo Nation has closed all of their tribal parks: https://navajonationparks.org/public-notice/
* The road up to Kitt Peak is closed to the public...here is a pic that a friend took when he attempted to ride his bicycle up to the top: [ broken link removed ]

It would seem like hiking, especially in remote areas, would be one of the safer things that you can do...but with the frenzy that is going on, I imagine that there will be more closures in the coming days
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Re: Coronavirus and hiking

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@sidhayes
you must be responding to something I said months ago, and I don't know what it was - but ok.
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Re: Coronavirus and hiking

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Seems like this topic has meandered in a few directions. So I wanted to add this to the mix: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/07/us/c ... e=Homepage

If you don't have access to the NYTimes, in short, volunteer emergency responders are overwhelmed by the number of inexperienced adventurers that have flooded remote wilderness areas since the beginning of the Pandemic.
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