A year into the pandemic and people are starting to feel exhausted about the situation. Even though they’re spending time with their families, people are starting to feel chronic exhaustion due to the situation.
Due to this, people are finding different ways to fight this burnout. One of these ways is by enjoying the great outdoors. Even though many state and national parks have reopened, it’s still important for everyone to follow health protocols since the virus is still in the air. Here are some outdoor activities people can enjoy in different parts of the country.
Canyoneering in Moab
Moab is the biggest city in Grand County and is home to the Canyonlands and Arches National Parks. The place is famous for its dramatic scenery that people can enjoy while hiking, rock climbing, and canyoneering. Visitors have several routes to choose from when they go canyoneering in the area. Each route offers a unique experience for adventure-seeking individuals who want to forget about the crisis for a short while.
Visitors can go through Ephedra’s Grotto, where they can hike, rappel, and scramble. Additionally, they also can raft through the Colorado River or ride on a hot air balloon. Other activities at Moab include four-wheeling, bird watching, and ATV riding.
Since the public lands at the place are fragile, visitors should be responsible for their recreational activities. They should also respect and preserve the landscape for future generations.
BASE jumping in in Twin Falls
For intrepid adventurers, BASE jumping at the Perrine Bridge in Twin Falls, Idaho, might be more to their liking. BASE is the acronym for building, antenna, span, and earth or the four types of objects or structures a person may leap from. It is an extreme sport due to the low-altitude launch point, which gives the parachute less time to deploy.
For people who want to try it but have no experience, they can do tandem BASE jumping. The height from the base to the launch point is only 486 feet. So, it’s a test of courage and skill. This heart-pounding experience is ideal for people who want to get their adrenaline pumping.
Besides BASE jumping, visitors to Southern Idaho also have other activities to look forward to, including snowmobiling, kayaking, and bass fishing.
Horseback Riding in the Badlands
Horse owners will have the opportunity to explore the 64,000 acres of the Badlands Wilderness Area. Consisting of mixed-grass prairie and eroded spires, it’s a good place for horse owners who want to try out the new headstalls they bought before the pandemic. Visitors can explore the area as long as they stay clear of marked trails, roads, and highways. They can use topographic maps to explore the area.
Aside from horseback riding, visitors can also explore the park on foot through the hike trails. They can also spend the night at the Sage Creek Campground and Deer Haven. But they should make sure to check the guidelines if they want to camp at the place. For instance, visitors should not start campfires, and they should camp at least 500 meters away from a trail or road. Additionally, they should bring a good supply of water since water is scarce in the park.
Whitewater Rafting on the Colorado River
The Colorado River is famous for its whitewater rafting adventures. The adventure allows visitors to explore 52 miles of the river that full of adventure and fun. These are once-in-a-lifetime experiences for visitors to the river. They will find hidden waterfalls along with paradise-like canyons that are only accessible through the river. Additionally, they can camp along the river and let its sound lull them to sleep while sleeping under the stars at night.
In addition to the river trips, visitors can also hike backcountry trails. They can also stay the night at the Mather Campground, located at the Grand Canyon Village. Additionally, RV owners can stay at the Grand Canyon Village, which is a trailer village.
Backcountry Camping at the Denali National Park
People who want to blaze a trail can go backcountry camping at the Denali National Park. The park is unlike other national parks since there are no designated trails or routes where visitors can go. They get the opportunity to test their mettle against nature. Hikers can explore and follow a route that they like. Rangers are available to guide visitors so they can explore the park safely. Visitors should plan their trip well and prepare for anything.
People who love the great outdoors now have the opportunity to explore nature once again as restrictions due to the pandemic have been loosened. But they should still observe proper health protocols to avoid getting infected.