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Yet Another Piece About Going Outdoors in a Pandemic

This is definitely the latest in a long line of articles and blog posts about why going outdoors during the Wuhanic Plague is so damn important.

By: Charlie Jasper + Save to a List

Call it whatever you want, but the coronavirus has upended everything. For some people, it's been phenomenal. For others, it's sucked. As someone who likes to be outdoors in a redonkulous city in a state that went on a ludicrously severe lockdown, guess which it was. Couple in the fact that we were dealing with a myriad of issues from:

  • ridiculous wildfires
  • internet infrastructure in the neighborhood being so far below subpar
  • competing mindsets and uncertainty

It got a little hard for a brother to get out as often as he could and indeed should have.

I'm not here to preach to you or give you advice relayed to or "discovered" by me in some other post, I'm just going to tell you to get outside, leave no trace, and unplug. There's no shortage of articles and posts that tell you the "top X" benefits to doing all of that. Go find whatever your benefits are and live your life.

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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