COVID-19: Hiking Communities Urge Restrictions

Hiking communities and associations are urging hikers and backpackers to carefully consider their outdoor recreation plans to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). A number of states and localities, both in our region and across the United States, have issued stay-at-home / shelter-in-place orders. Also, a number of trails and parks have closed access to huts, shelters, and trails.

DC UL has suspended all trips through mid-April and is monitoring developments. As always, the health and safety of our members is paramount.

Here are resources to help you stay on top of the latest news:

If you see any other hiking resources, send them our way or post in the comments below.

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