Man charged for huge Grand Canyon hike that flouted COVID rules

A former Washington state health care executive is facing federal charges for allegedly leading a mostly mask-less, 153-person hike across the Grand Canyon — in violation of group size limits.

Joseph Don Mount, 34, of Chehalis, lied to National Park Service officials when planning the October 2020 trek from the North Rim to the South Rim, the Daily Beast reported.

He was charged Tuesday with five misdemeanor counts.

Mount, who formerly worked as the chief…

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