At first, Iwould think a wilderness trek an ideal activity during a pandemic shutdown, isolated and alone in an interesting area.  i rarelyencountered anyone at all in numerous trips in new Mexico and Arizona (my fave being the Gila Wilderness, none better!)..

However, whenyou think about the implications of a pandemic, if wilderness areas were left open, there would surely be visitors who would enter the wild, and then develop symptoms, be unable to self evacuate, and generate some sort of SAR operation - there goes social distancing.

As a certified geezer, I am just staying home and doing chores.  Our backyard bears distinct similarities to a wilderness, as it is.


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