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Social distancing is unnatural for us. We are social creatures who thrive off of togetherness. In these stressful times, it's an added challenge that we don't have access to the emotional and physical benefits that we get from hugs and touch. I went to the mountains to do a mellow ski tour today and I saw how hard it is for us to stay six feet apart. We are not doing the best job of social distancing right now and that’s understandable because it is contrary to our what we’ve learned over hundreds of thousands of years of evolution. ⁣⁣⁣⁣To help wrap my head around social distancing, I put together a blog post about responsible outdoor recreation in the time of coronavirus. It has some info about why we need social distancing now. Some of the information is from a chat I had with @lindsay.troy, an epidemiologist from the University of Utah. Some of it is my own thoughts about compassionate social media messaging. ⁣⁣⁣⁣Check it out via the link below or in my profile and let me know what you think. ⁣⁣Thanks to @backcountry for supporting this messaging. I’m really grateful to work with brands who are willing to be flexible when content plans change. ⁣⁣Photo: @andrew_burr

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