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OUTDOORS: It's more than OK to get outside and hike right now, but please don't take risks


Last updated 4/16/2020 at Noon

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Being outdoors has been something everyone has been encouraged to do since the cornonavirus pandemic began. And with the arrival of spring, hiking will become a preferred activity during the crisis. And while hiking is allowed as long as access is open, health experts in Montana are asking hikers to do it safely and follow all current social distancing guidelines.

One of the most emphasized aspects of Montana's stay-at-home order, as well as orders like that all over the country, is one thing you can do is get outside and get some exercise.

Of course, in Montana there's a lot of room to do that, too, while still practicing social distancing. And now that spring looks like it's finally here, more and more of you will want to get out and find a trail. Under the current stay-at-home order, that's perfectly fine. Again, it's, no doubt, a really good way to exercise while keeping a safe distance from one another.

However, as the weather gets nicer and m...

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