No doubt you are trying to convince non-hiking friends and family now with plenty of time available to get out on some trails.
It’s ideal social distancing.
Paula Casey from Gabor Shoes sends these tips for them.
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Backpackers Review recommends a 13 mile loop/circuit including Takakkaw Falls, the Iceline Trail, Little Yoho Valley, and Laughing Falls.
Check it out. A classic.
One of our best hikes in North America.
As of March 20, 2020.
Trekking permit for foreign national(s) has been temporarily halted in a bid to prevent possible spread of the COVID-19 in the country …
The excellent visa-on-arrival service at Kathmandu airport has also been suspended.
… The Pacific Crest Trail Association, the Continental Divide Trail Coalition, and the Appalachian Trail Conservancy have all officially requested hikers to postpone or cancel their thru-hikes
… (in related news, the Arizona Trail Association and the Great Divide Trail Association have done the same). …
You can certainly still day hike. And should be able to plan multi-day hikes.
BUT check camping and resupply options. California State Parks, for example, has closed all campgrounds.
Fully opened March 1, 2020.
Bookings will open on Wednesday 10 June 2020 at 9:30 am, for trips from 1 October 2020 to 30 June 2021.
The Paparoa Track is a 55.7 km (34.6 mi) shared hiking and mountain biking track located in Paparoa National Park in the South Island of New Zealand.
The track was created as a memorial for the 29 miners who lost lives in the Pike River Mine disaster.
The track is the tenth Great Walk to be created …
Explore the spectacular Pororari River Gorge with dramatic limestone cliffs, beech forest and glades of subtropical nīkau palms.
Sit back and enjoy in incredible sunsets over the Tasman Sea from the Moonlight Tops Hut.
Follow in the footsteps of gold miners on the historic Croesus Track. Take a side trip to Garden Gully to see gold-mining remains.
Enjoy the stunning views. You’ll spot the Lone Hand rock formation on the way to Pororari Hut.
Before my hike I never went outside without makeup. I feel much less stress now about my hair, career, or car.
Family and friendships are my new priorities. …
(via 5 Thru-Hikers on What the Trail Taught Them)