Covid 19 sure has messed up a lot of plans for people everywhere. Oddly enough in regards to my vacation plans, which are usually solo camping excursions because my wife isn’t into it, would not be affected by Covid 19 overly much.
My yearly May trip this year was not going to be a solo BWCA trip like I usually do, instead I was going to go overlanding and explore remote wilderness locations via my Jeep Renegade Trailhawk. Going solo means the ultimate social distances! Adventure awaits!
Right? Maybe? … or not?
My May Trip May Not Happen
It would be an easy thing to load up my jeep with camping gear and head into the wilds as I have been planning for six months. Covid 19, as of right now and the limits in place by the States of Minnesota and Wisconsin, would not have any affect on me doing a solo trip.
However… If things are as dark and gloomy as is being predicted, which peak infection occurring over the next 2 to 3 weeks, it would be hard to leave home; personally on an emotional level.
You see I am very protective… I think and worry about my family, blood and step, all the time. Worrying about them is usually never an issue. But during these Covid 19 times it certainly is. I know myself too well and realize I would be fretting constantly with what is going on back home with my wife, parents, sister, nephew, brother-in-law, step-daughters, grandkids…etc…
Yeah, I would have a cell phone with my on my camping overland trip. I would also have a satellite communicator along for areas where I don’t have cell service. But it wouldn’t be enough. Not being able to see my wife, Facetime with the grandkids, not knowing for sure 100% what is going on in their lives amid a pandemic would annoy the living crap out of me.
Camping Closer To Home
Right now I am looking heavily at doing a camping trip closer to home. A destination or two that is dispersed and within an hours drive of home. Instead of being gone seven days like I was planning for my overland trip I would likely only be gone 2-3 nights.
Spring has come early this year. Here in NW Wisconsin we ran out of snow about the second week in March. Sure we could still get hit by a snowstorm, but as warm as it has been the past month any snow we would get would be gone fast.
I think it would be prudent to either not go anywhere at all, or if I do go to stick close to home. So that is what I am planning at the moment.
Overlanding will have to wait a little while longer. At least I can always load up Old Town Guide 119 and hit some local water… that sounds nice right about now.