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    GSMNP 900 Miler
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    Default GSMNP - Shut down for 2 Weeks (COVID-19)

    Apparently too many people were ignoring warning about "social distancing"
    {been reading online that hundreds have continued to hike the AT out to Charlies Bunion}

    So the park service has decided to close.
    While surrounding communities on the NC side have already been shutting down (the Indian Reservation already shut down it's borders to non-residents), surprised the governments of Gatlinburg and Pigieon Forge hadn't already been doing the same {too afraid to loose those tourist dollars?}

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    Unhappy Here's the 411

    Here's the official word:
    https://www.nps.gov/grsm/index.htm
    Park Closes to Support Regional Coronavirus (COVID-19) Prevention Efforts
    Alert 1
    Severity: Closure
    Park Closes to Support Regional Coronavirus (COVID-19) Prevention Efforts
    Park officials announced that all park areas, except the Foothills Parkway and the Spur, will close at noon on Tuesday, March 24 through Monday, April 6, in a continuing effort to support federal, state, and local efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19.

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    There are two threads open on Covid-19 so this one is being closed.
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