As the Stay-at-Home order continues, Summit County has felt the pressure of people driving up to snowshoe, backcountry ski, and hike. While this might seem like a great time to get the mountains ‘to yourself’ or avoid the nightmarish i70 traffic we’ve all learned to love (and by love I mean absolutely hate), it is not!

Mountain towns have significantly less resources and man-power to deal with the current pandemic sweeping across the nation, and one injury could both expose dozens of new people to the virus but also take up a much needed bed in an overwhelmed hospital.

If you are looking for a way to get out and enjoy some socially isolated fresh air, please  research what’s around your current area, and don’t hop in a car and drive up to Summit.