Well, it was too good to last. Our local hiking areas are now shut down for use. We were at Lincoln Woods last week and didn’t encounter too many people on the trail or in the parking lot. That location you quite often can’t even get into the parking lot during the summer. During the week it didn’t seem bad. I know on the weekends we were seeing a lot of people driving up from Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire to get out.
My personal opinion is that I don’t like this move. When we went to Lincoln Woods we drove across the Kancamagus Highway and I didn’t see any of the locations listed with a lot of cars in them. We still only have 30 confirmed cases in this county and no deaths. While it’s great to keep people from other parts of the state and Massachusetts from possibly bringing Corona Virus up here, it’s not fair to the people who live up here who can use these trails as a way to get some much-needed exercise. I feel almost like we’re in some social experiment of how much they can deny us until people start going insane. I know that’s not the truth; I know Corona Virus is quite real. I’ve long maintained, though, that we can’t just continue to live in isolation until (if and/or when) a vaccine is discovered. Yet we are being forced to be prisoners in our own homes, with no idea if we’ve had the virus or not because no one is able to get a sufficient number of tests for people.
We’ve been able to get out up until now and not had a problem with any of these areas overloaded with people. I will obey the law, but I don’t have to agree with it. This is where I am a bit of a Libertarian. I do think all of this is quite a bit of overreach. If people want to choose to go on these trails and possibly expose themselves to other people, that’s their business. I don’t believe in forcing other people to go to work and expose themselves, but I can make my own decisions about what’s best for me, thank you very much.