As 2018 comes to a close the promise of a new year provides us with a chance to reflect on the past and refocus our priorities and energies on the things we wish to accomplish in life. Leading an active lifestyle ourselves and providing art that encompasses an active lifestyle we decided to dedicate 2019 to new adventures. Keep reading to find an adventurous goal perfect for you!
PLAN A LONG DISTANCE OR THRU-HIKE
One of our New Year Resolutions is to make time for a long distance backpacking trip. If you have the time, planning to hike one of the long trails can be the experience of a lifetime. The Pacific Crest Trail, Appalachian Trail, or Continental Divide Trail all make great options for the hiker that has the freedom to spend a few months on the trail. If life and work won't let you spend several months hiking, plan the longest backpacking adventure possible. Even one week out on the trail will change how you see yourself, the world, and your priorities.
BECOME A BETTER PHOTOGRAPHER
You've probably heard the phrase "pictures or it didn't happen," and we think capturing our adventures and sharing with friends is part of what makes adventure worthwhile. Pictures not only let us remember all the fun times we've had in the great outdoors but when we share photos on social media we spread the love of adventure and inspire others to get outside. So let's make a New Year Resolution to read a photography book, sign up for a photography class, or just take more photos.
TAKE UP A NEW OUTDOOR PURSUIT
A great New Year Resolution is to learn or spend more time on an outdoor pursuit. Winter is the perfect time to take a class at your local climbing gym, learn to ski, try snowshoeing and more. If your chosen pursuit is a summer activity you can read up on it or save for gear so you are ready to get outside next spring.
EXPLORE A NATIONAL PARK YOU'VE NEVER VISITE
The National Park system offers some of the best hiking, backpacking, camping, climbing, and wilderness in the world. The United States alone has 59 National Parks, add to that the 38 National Parks in Canada and there is bound to be a park you've never had a chance to explore. Make a New Year Resolution to visit at least one National Park for the first time this year.