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Go the distance...social distance, that is. Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Next week, washing bison. Week after that. Washing while wearing a full body cast. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth unless your cleaning reflexes are quicker than a raccoon unwrapping a piece of candy behind your campsite. Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. There’s less chance of spreading germs and scaring that flock of birds that just carried off your hiking buddy in a startled frenzy. They will be missed. Image: Fresh snow on the dunes at Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, Colorado. #FindYourPark #nationalparkservice #colorado #socialdistancing #dunes
In response to the global COVID-19 crisis and in an attempt to ease social distancing, the National Park Service temporarily suspended park entrance fees to all open National Parks around the country. Many park facilities, including most visitor centers and lodges remain closed, but open areas should provide space for safe social distancing while enjoying fresh air and the outdoors. "This small step makes it a little easier for the American public to enjoy the outdoors in our incredible National Parks," said Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt in a press release, "Our vast public lands that are overseen by the Department offer special outdoor experiences to recreate, embrace nature and implement some social distancing."
While this may seem like a good idea to some, many local communities are worried about how this will bring in unnecessary, unwanted, and potentially dangerous numbers of tourists to communities with no emergency and medical infrastructure to support it. Moab, Utah has gone so far as prohibiting outside visitors from staying at campgrounds or hotels in order to allow locals to safely self-isolate.
Craig Kelly was unquestionably a legend, a pioneer, a masterful artist and above all an insightful and intuitive human who was lost too soon. January 21, 2016 marked the 13th year since Kelly passed away tragically in an avalanche guiding a backcountry mission near Revelstoke, BC, according to Transworld Snowboarding. While inducting him into the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame in 2013, they said, "nobody ever, in the history of snowboarding has meant so much to so many people
This will still be here when this all blows over, so let's rein in the stoke and keep staying extra responsible out there. Lily Krass photo. The problem with backcountry skiing and snowboarding is that our decision making often doesn’t come with direct validation. We often don't know if we made the right decision, because there's no direct feedback to prove us right or wrong. Sometimes there is, though. Just a few days before the gates were closed to the public, I was involved in a close
Working in the outdoor industry has its perks. The rad people, the gear discounts, and of course the opportunity to blend your passion with your 9-5. Getting that said dream job? Easier said than done. If you’re hungry for a few tips, Patagonia recruiting manager Alyssa Kessler has some worth considering. She recently caught up with the Outdoor Dream Jobs podcast to share a few ways to help your chances of getting in with a coveted company like Patagonia. RELATED: Clif Bar Celebrates