Advice for Outdoor Adventure During COVID-19 Stay-at-Home Guidelines
- If you are sick, stay home. Adventure some other day.
- Keep a social distance from others even in the outdoors.
- Only go on adventures with people in your immediate household. You can tell your friends about your adventures over the phone or social media.
- Avoid high-risk or remote activities. An injury at this time could overwhelm the busy healthcare system.
- Announce your presence to others sharing the outdoor space.
- Stay regional. “Regional” in Montana and Wyoming may mean that you don’t want to travel through another community to get to your adventure spot. Another thought is that you should do your best to fill your gas tank as little as possible, if at all, to go on an adventure. Now is a great time to explore your neighborhoods’ outdoor secrets.
- Avoid times and places of high use. If you get to a spot, and there’s a lot of people there, find somewhere else to go.
- Practice good hand hygiene. Participate in activities that do not require shared equipment. Try to avoid public rest areas. Staying close to home should help you avoid public places. Wash your hands, and use hand sanitizer. Do not touch your face.
- Be kind, and say “hello” to the other adventurers you see.
Read the article below from High Country Magazine.
It elaborates on the issue of outdoor adventure in the Rocky Mountains during the COVID-19 crisis.
While we are responsibly distancing ourselves socially, the outdoors are still open! Try taking an “Urban Hike” with your household. This guide works even if you don’t live in an urban area. Enjoy the fresh air!