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Navajo Nation Backpacking Cancelled

I figured it might be a good idea to keep track of the trips I had planned during this COVID-19 pandemic that have been cancelled so I can look back in the future to remember how things unfolded. Kind of like a journal or diary.

Anyway, today is really the first time since the Colorado Stay-At-Home Order was issued that it’s going to be impacting a trip that I had planned. Starting today Jared, Dave and myself were supposed to begin our annual spring backpacking trip. It was going to be a four day backpacking trip on the Navajo Nation that I got permits for back in January. This was going to be a change of pace from our usual Cedar Mesa and Canyonlands backpacking trips, and we were really looking forward to it. We knew this trip was most likely going to be cancelled back on March 14th when all the Navajo Tribal Parks were closed to the public. Later in March a lockdown was ordered on the Navajo Nation along with a curfew, so then we knew there was no way this trip was still happening. Hopefully we will be able to reschedule this trip together at a future date!

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Powerman 5000

This evening Diane and I were supposed to see Powerman 5000 at the Mesa Theater, but it’s been cancelled for obvious reasons.

I think I’ll continue posting up about the concerts we were supposed to go to this year that have been cancelled because of COVID-19 so I can hopefully look back on the other side of this pandemic…

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Canyonlands National Park Backcountry Permit: CANCELLED

I’m glad that I got in at least one backpacking trip to Canyonlands last weekend since my trip at the end of April has now been cancelled.

Dear Canyonlands National Park Backcountry Permit Holder,

We regret to inform you that due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), all backcountry permits starting between March 26-April 30, 2020 have been cancelled and no overnight backcountry use in the park is permitted.

All cancelled permits will receive a credit for a future permit reservation starting within one year. When reapplying for a reservation please use the same email address and enter a note in the comments section indicating you wish to use your credit. If possible, also include the cancelled permit reservation number.

Our office hours will be limited through April 30, 2020 and communications may be delayed. We will not be available by phone and will respond to emails as soon as possible. Please refer to the park’s website for up to date information, including further closures.

NOTE: There are no visitor services (lodging, restaurants, camping etc.) in the counties surrounding the park. The Southeast Utah Health Board and local communities have asked all visitors and potential visitors to please stay home. Avoid all unnecessary travel. We look forward to having you visit when this is over.

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