As Americans are and hunkering down amid various stay-at-home orders across the country -- people in Utah, more than anywhere else, are hitting the hiking trails.
Utah is the number one state for hiking during the past 30 days of the COVID-19 pandemic.
That's according to Twitter trends compiled by bestsurvival.org, which turned the data into this map:
The study's authors say the map is "based on geotagged Twitter data in the last month (30 days) tracking tweets about hiking, camping, and other 'social distancing' outdoor activities. This includes hashtags like #hiking, #backpacking, #camping, and more. Over 100,000 tweets were tracked," according to a news release.
All of the top ten states are west of the Mississippi River with Missouri (#10) the only state east of Colorado (#7). Lousiana came in last place.
The top states for hiking during the coronavirus pandemic:
- New Mexico
- New Hampshire
- North Dakota
- South Dakota
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
- New Jersey
- New York
- Rhode Island