We all know what is in the news. You’ve read the reports, and I said what I said before. Instead, here are a few items that are Covid-19 and outdoors-related, but might put a smile on your (masked) face.
- Can’t get out to Southeast Utah or nearby to see rock images from the Fremont, Ancestral Pueblos, or other people from the past? Check out the Story Maps website and look at these amazing panels virtually.
- Speaking of virtual tours, this website serves as a portal to explore some of our national parks from your home quarantine.
- The advice on how to support your local angling shop applies to any local outdoor-based business.
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More changes and challenges ahead for Moab Gear Trader, but nothing will be as hard as those durn stairs were. Due to lack of sales our staff is temporarily unemployed while we wait for things to get better. Marshall will be slinging gear by himself like old times from 9am to 6pm. Call or place an order online anytime!
- Keeping social distance…NPS style!
- OK, this next link is not outdoors-related, but still falls under the “amusing” category. At least for me and those who know me well! No one yells as well as southern Italians and Sicilians, or their descendants, apparently. Joan found this compilation of videos from Italian mayors a bit too amusing. Almost as if she knows someone with similar hand motions and tone of voice when he starts ranting, too???? 🙂 The topic is, of course, sobering. But who else but a mayor from southern Italy would threaten to break up graduation parties with flamethrowers?
- And if you are stuck at home, and need something to read, the Internet Archive started a National Emergency Library. Over 1.4 MILLION ebooks are now available to download for free. No waitlist and you can check them out until June 30th if not longer.
- And finally, don’t forget the Spring Equinox just occurred. A time of renewal and hope through history and with different cultures. Chaco Canyon National Historic Park posted a Spring Equinox photo from Casa Rinconada. An event happening for 800+ years now. And will continue.