The Wanderbirds Board discussed the best way to get hikes rolling again, as we move towards, we hope, a post-COVID era. We talked with Tom at Gunther, our bus company—they made it through—and they are willing to take us back on when we are ready, with a modest increase in cost. We will continue to follow CDC guidelines, which at this time still recommends masks on buses. The consensus was that we can likely resume with vaccinated hikers later in the year (though no date yet). We would like to do some prep work with leaders before resuming hikes.
We hope to begin hiking again as a club, meeting up at trailheads, likely later this fall. Given limited parking in these areas, people should arrange to carpool.
It’s been a long year and a half, but we’re looking forward to re-establishing our bus hikes and post-hike celebrations in true Wanderbirds fashion, in the not-too-distant future.
Susan Whiteman Wanderbirds President