Becoming One With the Great Outdoors
I enjoy reading and exploring the current and new trends when it comes to what people are doing in the great outdoors. This includes learning about new hiking and biking trails, places to travel to that offer access to outdoor activities and adventures and learning about the latest gadgets and gear. My favorite gear purchase so far has been my CamelBak.
Walk on the Wild Side
What draws you into becoming one with the Great Outdoors?
- Fauna & Flora
- All Season Activities
I find it interesting to watch wildlife in their natural habitats as well as being aware to not have an up close and personal encounter. I am not a die hard birder, however; I find birds of prey and sea birds quite interesting to look at and photograph. Right up there with birdsong is the sound of water while exploring the outdoors, especially the ocean and waterfalls. I could spend hours outside just photographing the fauna and flora of the area I am exploring. I was so excited to see Calla Lilies and Irises growing wild in my travels throughout California and the various wildflowers certainly know how to put on a magnificent show!
Lower Yosemite Falls (Photo by RSheridan)
Then there is the Solitude of the Great Outdoors! Where else can you go to get away from it all and be one with yourself. The bathroom is no longer a sacred place – people will track and hunt you down in there now! The Great Outdoors is an amazing place to think or not to think about anything. You can scream from a mountain top, walk or hike off whatever is bothering you, grab a rock or log and just sit and ponder for hours, an escape from the hustle and bustle and that thing called technology – just pure solitude and sometimes even just pure silence.
The Redwoods (Photo by RSheridan)
Then there is the Other Side of the Great Outdoors – the All Seasons Activities! You name it you can pretty much do it while in the Great Outdoors. Hiking, Biking, Skiing, Snowshoeing, Water Sports, Camping, Backpacking – the possibilities are endless. With these activities comes all types of gadgets and gear – clothing, shoes, navigational, safety, cameras, etc.
Climbing Moro Rock in Sequoia National Park (Photo by RSheridan)