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The weather today will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 23 and a low of about 10. Northwest wind 10 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph. Wind chill values as low as -1.

We have notice from the Deep Creek Dunk that this year’s dunk has been rescheduled: “After careful thought and consideration, Special Olympics Maryland along with our partners have made the decision to postpone the 2021 Deep Creek Dunk to September 25th.”

Deep Creek Dunk Postponed

In our opinion, September feels a bit “off” for a polar plunge but COVID-19 has had a hand in disrupting just about everything. If you’d like, there is a Virtual Plunge option until January 31. Any donations or fundraising will still benefit Special Olympics Maryland.

Unfortunately, nearby Alpine Lake Resort will be closing it’s foodservice for 2 weeks (reopening February 10) as a precaution due to potential COVID-19 exposure.

Current local COVID-19 numbers are starting to trend in a positive direction:

  • A 7-day case rate of 13.79 per 100,000 Garrett County residents, compared to Maryland’s case rate of 33.57
  • A 7-day positivity rate of 6.82%, compared to Maryland’s rate of 6.38%
  • A total of 1,765 COVID-19 cases
  • A total of 56 deaths due to COVID-19 or its complications

Savage River Lodge is selling pet bandanas for Garrett Trails. Make a $20 donation and let everyone know your pet is a Garrett Trails Paw-lunteer! The bandanas are durable fabric with a slip-on collar design so it won’t fall off in the woods! It also comes with a sticker so the human can sport affinity for Garrett Trails, too. Stop by or call 1301-689-3200 to order.