Coronavirus and the A.T.

Things sure have changed since my last post. I was here getting all ready to go back for my next section and the country blew up with Covid-19! After a lot of deliberation and watching the ever changing situation evolve, I have decided to postpone my section hike that was due to start in a little over 2 weeks. Utilizing multiple modes of transportation to get to and from the trail, visiting hostels / hotels and hiking through the most populated region of the Appalachian Trail just posed too much of a risk. Instead, I’m looking at a 100+ mile section hike on the Ozark Trail here in Missouri. The start date will likely be mid-April. I’ll be hiking the Taum Sauk, Trace Creek and Courtois setons of the trail. More details to follow…

If you’re interested in how I expect the Coronavirus Pandemic to affect hiking on the Appalachian Trail, I posted a video today: Puffin’s Covid-19 YouTube video

Failed plans should not be interpreted as a failed vision. Visions don’t change, they are only refined. Plans rarely stay the same, and are scrapped or adjusted as needed. Be stubborn about the vision, but flexible with your plan. – John C. Maxwell

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