No more pencils. No more books. No more teachers’ dirty looks. Now what? It’s time to play outside. Here are a few examples of what one can do this summer.
One of the most interesting activities to do while in the outdoors is to “people watch.” There is something about being outdoors that changes the behavior of some individuals. Behavior that is considered unacceptable in most settings is somehow acceptable when outdoors. Strangely, the behavior goes mostly unnoticed by the general public.
Like daffodils and budding trees, the International Sportsmen’s Expo is a sign that spring is here.
Warmer temperatures are just weeks away. Spring is almost here. It is time to pull the outdoor gear from storage and make sure that it is ready for this year’s adventures. Inspecting outdoor gear brings spring fever to a whole new level, but is so worth it.
“I went native and dreamed away days on the shore of the pool under the waterfall, wandered naked as Adam under the cottonwoods, inspecting my cactus gardens.”
Skiing has large resorts and great movies by Warren Miller. Snowboarding has crazy tricks and rock stars like the “Flying Tomato,” Shaun White. Even bobsledding, cross-country skiing, and curling – yes curling – have the winter Olympics. But what about snowshoeing? Nothing. No stars and no visibility. Snowshoeing is a forgotten winter sport, yet it is one of the most enjoyable.
Keep reading if the last time you experienced the exhilaration of freefall was when you were six and rolled out of the top bunk of your bunk bed. Likewise, keep reading if the last time you went surfing you had to pause the video game for a bathroom break.
On the nights of Feb. 12 and 13, the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour presented over a dozen films about mountain sports and culture to sold-out audiences in the Ragan Theater.