10 Outdoor Adventures to Try
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A tent door is the gateway to some of life's greatest adventures, so dust off your gear and venture out. You don't have to go far, but it's amazing what a little fresh air and outdoor scenery will do for the adventure seeker in you.
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Take a step up, literally, from short hikes to bigger hills. The terrain can be more technical, but the payoff is a better cardio workout and well-deserved views.
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Brush up on your wilderness skills and explore some of nature's most interesting structures. Some canyons are walkable but many require scrambling, climbing and rappelling. If your trip requires ropes and wetsuits, you'll also need the skills that accompany such gear. Make sure you always know what you're heading into.
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Not only does rock climbing provide a great thrill, it's a fantastic way to build full-body strength. Go high with sport climbing, or ditch the harness and ropes and stick to bouldering—it's lower to the ground so all you need is a crash pad and shoes. Call your local climbing gym to inquire about both indoor and outdoor classes for beginners.
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Spring and summer are the best times of the year to paddle downstream. Get your toes wet with an introductory class and be sure to stick to class I or II rapids when you're just starting out.
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As Mob events continue to boom, there are more to choose from than ever before. Crawl through mud pits, climb over obstacles, get splattered with paint, or run away from zombies. Whatever you choose, it's sure to be exciting.
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Go fast, go high, and get a big thrill on a zip lining tour. It just might be the closest you'll get to flying.
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You never know what you're going to get on a trail run. But heading out into the unknown is one of the best parts of this adventurous sport.
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Grab your board and get ready to ride some waves at a local beach. Having some trouble standing up? Most beaches have countless opportunities for lessons, and many of them are fairly affordable.
Spinning the Globe
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Open up your adventures to international locales. Spin a globe and buy a ticket to wherever your finger lands. After all, adventure awaits in lands both near and far.