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Nature sports for the novice or experienced outdoors enthusiast -- not for beginners or experts.

Hikes, not walks.
Kayaking, not paddling.
Mini-mountaineering, not lead rock climbing.
Biking, not pedaling.
Cross-Country Skiing -- not downhill skiing.
Swimming, not poolside.
Overnight tours, backpacking, and triathlons on occasional.

As experienced outdoors people, be sure to bring appropriate clothing, gear, food and fluids.

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To the scientist Nature is a storehouse of facts, laws, processes;

to the artist she is a storehouse of pictures;

to the poet she is a storehouse of images, fancies, a source of inspiration;

to the moralist she is a storehouse of precepts and parables;

to all she may be a source of knowledge and joy.

 

The Art of Seeing Things

John Burroughs, 1908

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Hudson River Valley Outdoors Adventures for Fun and Fitness

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