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Rivers A Noble Cause

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by Howie Lipson

This summer my family and I enjoyed a week of rafting on the pristine Middle Fork of the Salmon River in Idaho. Before we went on the river to begin our six day rafting trip, a forest ranger with the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness, instructed us as to the rules and regulations that must be observed to maintain the pollution free river. She talked with us about the damaging effects of micro trash; those small, inconsequential things that we leave behind without a second thought. To name a few: dental floss, hairpins, matches, stray coins, toothpicks, and buttons. We were told that there were to be no remains, whatsoever, left behind when we exited a campsite. Ten thousand people a year go on the river, and when all is said and done, there should be nothing left behind to indicate that anyone at all has paid the river a visit.

Great Expectations: (Or, What Dreams Will Come on a Typical Adventure Vacation)

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By Ken Streater

As you approach the first big rapid of the day, you hear the roar. Salmon Falls is a five-foot wave drop around car-sized rocks, and now you and your family drift toward the edge.
“Easy forward,” your guide requests, as you paddle to gather momentum.
The boat surges forward. Everyone paddles together to power the raft onto the blue tongue of water that will take you to the center of the foaming froth below.
“Okay, team, here we go! Left turn!” the guide yells. The boat then spins to face dead ahead into the roller coaster maelstrom. “Looks like fun! Let’s run the drop. Forward hard!”

Learning Kayaking – Deciding on the Right Kayak

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By Chris Kennelly

Firstly the sport of kayaking is a great way to get out in the fresh air and normally takes place in amongst some of the most spectacular scenery, and close to nature. By pursuing this sport or hobby you will effectively be allowing yourself to go on amazing adventures and at the same time encouraging a more fit and healthy lifestyle, all the whilst being able to enjoy the open outdoors.

How to Take a Kayak Vacation

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By Shannon Clark

More and more people are starting to look into active vacation pursuits, and kayak vacations offer the perfect opportunity to do so.

While there are always a number of hiking vacations that you can go on, a kayak vacation offers something different – something that you may never have done much of before. When you’re out on the water in your kayak you will experience something you’ve never experienced before and see many new sights that go unseen to land travelers.

Bicycle Touring: An Adventurous Way to Travel

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By Manga Malinga

Bicycle touring is an adventurous activity in which the rider travels long distances on a bicycle for pleasure and endurance testing. A bicycle tour may extend to several days, weeks or months. Riders often carry equipment, clothes, food and other indispensables with them.

Bicycle touring enables a person to become fitter and more active.

Planning a Family Mountain Biking Getaway

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By Emily Sandberg

Planning any type of vacation is fun and exciting as the possibilities are endless and you can do whatever you want! If what you want to do is go on a mountain biking vacation, there are many things to keep in mind to ensure you and your family have a great time.

Equipment: At bare minimum, you’ll need a bike for every member of your party. Where you intend to ride will determine what type of bike you want to have–off road adventures require a mountain bike with big knobby tires, shocks, and a sturdy frame. For long trips on paved roads, you’ll want a sleek road bike with skinny tires. Depending on the technical nature of your planned trip, or possible weather conditions, you’ll want to check out specialized biking clothing which will allow you to be comfortable longer in the elements.

Top Seven Mountain Biking Destinations in the World – Experience an Adventurous Vacation

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By Sandra Wilson

Biking is a great adventurous sport that you can enjoy with your family and friends. If you are interested in adventurous and thrilling activities then you can organize a mountain biking trip in a wonderful location. This great activity can be enjoyed by people of all age groups. I am sure you would have a great time biking near majestic mountains, swift flowing rivers and lush green meadows.

So, now let me tell you about some great mountain destinations that you can choose for your biking tour.

A Bike Ride Down a Volcano

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By Tim Shank

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Have you ever been to Maui? It is really a beautiful place to visit, especially if you are the adventurous sort. I know that my wife and I have been there twice and it was absolutely beautiful, there really isn’t a place like it on the planet. Some of the main things that people do when they visit Maui is to relax on the beach, enjoy some of the great food that is available, take a drive on the road to Hanna and my personal favorite, take a bike ride down Mt. Haleakala.

Mountain Biking Two Wheels in the Backcountry

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By Dan Austin

You won’t find the term “Mountain Biking” in the dictionary; you have to break it down. Webster defines “Mountain” as: “a landmass that projects conspicuously above its surroundings and is higher than a hill” and “Bicycle” as: “a vehicle with two wheels tandem, a steering handle, a saddle seat, and pedals by which it is propelled.” That is enough to discourage 99% of us from taking up the sport. “Mountain Biking” is a generic and often over-used term that isn’t nearly as difficult as Webster would like us to think – in fact, a lot of people think it’s fun!

Cycling Tour – What Makes It Exceptional

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By Rajib KR Saha

Even though, bike tours are different from other types of venturing, but still they have something that makes them satisfactory and exceptional. This mode of travelling works as a preferable choice for the ones who want to challenge the conventional norms of exploring. In fact, it infuses a nomadic essence within the entire trip where a tourist gets an opportunity to go beyond the limits just to witness and experience the true flavours of a destination.