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by SantaFeJoe on Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:03 am
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Many National Parks are shut down due to Covid19, including Yellowstone, GrandTetons, Rocky Mountain and others:

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/yellowstone-grand-teton-national-parks-to-close-coronavirus/index.html

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by Ed Cordes on Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:36 pm
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It is inevitable. Since most NPs are overcrowded the safety of the visitors is most important.
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by Wildflower-nut on Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:30 am
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park Closed as well. 30,000 visitors last weekend which is not much for our most Visited National National park with over 12M each year but enough they decided to close
 

by mortsgah on Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:05 pm
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Imagine how happy the wildlife might be with the peace and quiet?
 

by Ed Cordes on Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:24 pm
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mortsgah wrote:
Imagine how happy the wildlife might be with the peace and quiet?

Exactly!!!!
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by OntPhoto on Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:45 am
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In Ontario, all provincial and national parks are closed.  All NCC trailhead parking lots are closed as well (ex. the parking lot where many photographed the great gray owls along the Rockliffe Parkway back in winter 2012-2013 as an example).  However, as far as the NCC trails are concerned, you can still walk but not gather in groups of 5 or greater and everyone is told to keep the physical distance of at least 2 meters or 6 feet.  At least we can go for walks and take photos and there are plenty of owls around :-)

Based on how things are trending, I think this physical distancing is going to be in place for a number of months, certainly into late May or June and maybe even longer depending on the rate of infection in the next several weeks.  But even if the curve is starting to flatten a bit, the social distancing will continue into summer. All I can say is that I'm glad it is spring and the warmer weather is coming.  Thankful to live in a great city with a lot of greenspace.  Keep healthy everyone.
 

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