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Near Trail COVID-19 Stats

We've heard plenty about staying away from the trail due to COVID this coming hiking season. Yet, no one has published any solid information as to why. The following looks at near trail COVID cases, meaning within ~6 miles either side of the Pacific Crest Trail. Data is from January 15th 2021.

Hikers only occassionally stray further than 6 miles off the trail to resupply. As shown, the vast majority of these near trail counties are hardly touched by COVID. Further, many of these towns have well travled roads that bring many, many more visitors than what the hiking community represents. Given the information below, we find it difficult to believe that hikers will have any siginificant negative impact on trail communities. To the contrary, their business and presence will be welcomed.

Entire County Near Trail
County Cases Deaths Cases Deaths Start Mile End Mile
San Diego 204173 2005 11083.972 108.846 0.00 130.00
Riverside 231684 2399 3824.430 39.601 130.01 222.09
San Bernardino 243379 1560 5068.400 32.487 222.09 358.14
Los Angeles 954652 13234 51800.315 718.089 358.15 515.28
Kern 77070 551 992.421 7.095 515.28 669.06
Inyo 790 27 0.215 0.007 669.06 741.70
Tulare 39565 494 30.123 0.376 669.11 780.13
Fresno 79033 904 4.774 0.055 780.14 900.41
Madera 12742 130 8.695 0.089 900.42 923.70
Mono 1020 4 5.876 0.023 923.71 1020.58
Tuolumne 3215 36 4.068 0.046 928.84 1016.31
El Dorado 7321 39 179.983 0.959 1079.42 1117.88
Placer 16488 172 231.572 2.416 1117.89 1152.17
Nevada 3075 71 83.676 1.932 1152.18 1174.39
Sierra 35 0 0.831 0.000 1174.40 1232.08
Plumas 496 5 4.226 0.043 1212.17 1353.00
Butte 9127 120 39.167 0.515 1299.46 1313.32
Tehama 3664 42 9.155 0.105 1313.97 1339.90
Shasta 9334 111 109.694 1.304 1353.00 1514.32
Siskiyou 1108 12 40.618 0.440 1514.32 1698.13
Trinity 261 4 0.876 0.013 1527.67 1581.48
Jackson 6806 82 198.868 2.396 1698.14 1781.25
Klamath 2366 34 6.865 0.099 1763.78 1922.06
Douglas 1650 43 1.864 0.049 1854.45 1895.05
Lane 8127 107 13.793 0.182 1900.10 1993.65
Deschutes 4846 33 11.981 0.082 1922.07 1999.65
Linn 3065 42 6.367 0.087 1995.39 2039.48
Jefferson 1675 25 4.905 0.073 2013.92 2055.59
Marion 15972 233 13.792 0.201 2039.48 2062.49
Clackamas 11499 135 113.667 1.334 2062.49 2126.06
Wasco 1051 23 3.673 0.080 2065.29 2099.61
Hood River 935 21 23.597 0.530 2099.62 2157.60
Multnomah 28030 454 202.350 3.277 2128.26 2133.55
Skamania 221 1 18.990 0.086 2157.61 2256.18
Yakima 22529 344 69.132 1.056 2256.18 2358.16
Lewis 2879 34 12.217 0.144 2269.41 2325.48
Pierce 30193 411 136.796 1.862 2326.97 2359.30
King 71646 1144 1021.892 16.317 2359.31 2479.05
Kittitas 1933 30 59.511 0.924 2359.71 2457.06
Chelan 5347 42 14.362 0.113 2467.16 2594.51
Snohomish 25698 440 8.912 0.153 2486.32 2557.75
Skagit 3750 46 6.412 0.079 2594.51 2602.98
Okanogan 1918 30 2.278 0.036 2598.27 2650.00
Whatcom 4594 56 3.649 0.044 2612.75 2646.52
Lassen 4673 13 0.099 0.000 No near-trail urban areas
Josephine 1689 31 0.003 0.000 No near-trail urban areas
Mariposa 302 4 0.019 0.000 No near-trail urban areas
Amador 2940 29 5.554 0.055 No near-trail urban areas

How is this done? A = total county urban area, a = county urban area within the 12 mile swath. S = a/A, gives us a percent, S * total county cases = near trail cases, S * total county deaths = near trail deaths.

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