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California’s Approved List of Outdoor Activities - Tree Climbing is on the List

May 06, 2020 | By Kuju Coffee | Adventure Tips, Home: Your New Basecamp

This article is part of HOME: YOUR NEW BASECAMP – a new Kuju Journal series providing you tips, ideas and inspiration to help you Cultivate Rejuvenation at home during this new shelter-at-home era.  #ForWhereverYouWander 

It is now safe to go tree climbing.

Just last week, the State of California released an odd and specific list of outdoor recreational activities that are safe to partake in during this time in addition to somewhat vague guidelines around how to safely spend time outside.

The official California Coronavirus Response website states, “It’s okay to go outside to go for a walk, to exercise, and participate in healthy activities as long as you maintain a safe physical distance of six feet and gather only with members of your household.”

After over a month of staying at home and not leaving except for essential grocery supply runs, we are relieved to hear that we can start going outside again, but we can’t help but notice and chuckle at some of the more niche activities listed. Granted, they do state that the list is non-exhaustive.

Some of our more comical favorites from the list are crabbing, exploring rock pools, picnics and watching the sunrise or sunset (#KujuMoment anyone?). They also included table tennis, but no regular tennis, which we find a bit odd. We think they should have added “enjoying coffee outside” on the list because we’ve been aching to brew some Kuju outside!

But in all seriousness, this is good news that we are moving closer to the end of the shelter-in-place era and are one step closer to being able to enjoy our favorite activities. We can now go hiking again (on trails that allow social distancing), rock climbing and even tree climbing!

So cheers to being one step closer to the end of shelter-in-place and hopefully in the next few weeks parks will open again just in time for the camping season. 

What outdoor activities are you most looking forward to?

Here’s the full list of activities:

  • Athletics
  • Badminton (singles)
  • Throwing a baseball/softball
  • BMX biking
  • Canoeing (singles)
  • Crabbing
  • Cycling
  • Exploring Rock Pools
  • Gardening (not in groups)
  • Golf (singles, walking – no cart)
  • Hiking (trails/ paths allowing distancing)
  • Horse Riding (singles)
  • Jogging and running
  • Kite Boarding and Kitesurfing
  • Meditation
  • Outdoor Photography
  • Picnics (with your stay-home household members only)
  • Quad Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Skating and Roller Blading
  • Rowing (singles)
  • Scootering (not in groups)
  • Skateboarding (not in groups)
  • Soft Martial Arts – Tai Chi, Chi Kung (not in groups)
  • Table Tennis (singles)
  • Throwing a football, kicking a soccer ball (not in groups)
  • Trail Running
  • Trampolining
  • Tree Climbing
  • Volleyball (singles)
  • Walk the dog
  • Wash the car
  • Watch the sunrise or sunset
  • Yoga
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