Some outdoor recreation in Vt. threatened by COVID-19
For a good long time it looked as if outdoor recreation — skinning, hiking and camping — would be our savior during COVID-19.
This week, things look different. Uphill skiing has been shut down at resorts around the state and popular backcountry destinations such as Mt. Washington (shown here, during a warm day in 2018) are discouraging visitors and putting an end to the Mount Washington Avalanche Center avalanche reports.
Vermont State Parks were open (though facilities are all closed, as is usually the case in the winter months). The Vermont Venture Challenge was on, encouraging people to get outside and compete to win a free state parks pass for the year. However, the parks have hit the pause button on accepting reservations for this coming season and off-season camping has been suspended.
But was that enough?
Gov. Phil Scot has recommended that Vermonters limit travel for recreation be limited to not more than a 10-mile radius from your home. Now some outdoor enthusiasts are suggesting that the Gov. make that more than just a suggestion.
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