With long days and hot nights, summer is the perfect time of year to head out on an adventure. Inspired by the #ClymbLife community, we put together a checklist of must do activities for summer. How many will you check off?
1. Visit A National Park
On August 25, 2016 the National Park Service turns 100! Celebrate the centennial this summer by visiting a park, or a few. Bonus points if your visit is on the official birthday.
2. Take A Dip
Step away from your backyard pool and seek out a remote swimming hole. Alpine lakes, hot springs, desert canyons, and lazy rivers are all great options. To step it up a notch, get over your fear of heights by taking the plunge at your local cliff jumping spot.
3. Hit The Road
If you don’t have a van or rv, rent one. If that’s not an option, make do with the vehicle you have and hit the road with a friend or two.
4. Sleep In The Trees
Hammocks aren’t just for reading. Go lightweight on your next camping trip and string up a hammock in lieu of a tent.
5. Float A River
Grab some friends, pick up a few beverages of your choice, gather your inner tubes (air mattresses work great too), and head for your local lazy river.
6. Go Backpacking
Car camping is great, but overnight backpacking can get you to some amazing remote wilderness areas. Summer break is the perfect time to conquer some of the medium length thru-hikes.
7. Summit for Sunset
Or sunrise, because there’s nothing like being at the top of a mountain during the golden hours. Just make sure you pack a headlamp and know the trail well enough to get down in the dark.
8. Campfire Cookout
Take a break from the luxuries of modern kitchens and cook a meal over the original human kitchen, the open flame.
9. Shoot For The Stars
Head for the hills far away from any city scape to see stars like you have never seen them before.
10. Learn A New Sport
Take some of your free time to learn a new sport or activity such as climbing, surfing, or paddleboarding. If you are already a well versed outdoors person, pass on your knowledge to a friend or a grom.
Whether you check off all of the items on the list, some, or none, just make sure you get outside this summer and have some fun!