We all need a microadventure every now and then. Just a quick escape back to nature to blow away those stress cobwebs from living in the city. With our daily schedules starting to return to a new kind of normal post-pandemic, we are yet again consumed by our day-to-day obligations and crazy schedules.
TALES FROM THE TRAILS
Adventure Stories for Outdoor Enthusiasts
Below are Tales from the Trails from this site’s readers. Enjoy the adventures, then share your own! Do you have a story to tell about your last excursion? Whether you’re an experienced outdoorsman, outdoorsy woman, are non-binary or a newbie just starting out, we want to hear from you. We love hearing stories of what gear made the trip easier, how lodging was different from home, and if any new skills were learned. Any funny mishaps, oddities or dangerous situations that happened? Share those and include photos too! This section is where adventurers come together to talk about their tales — so please share yours by filling out the form!
The first time I went camping with my brother, Ed, was when I visited him in Boulder, CO after I graduated from high school. That was about 30 years ago. To clarify, I really enjoyed being outdoors and I didn’t mind “roughing it,” but I did not seek out camping on my own.
A while back I returned from yet another remote project and made the call that my boy and I must go away for the weekend together as long as it is somewhere in the Cederberg Conservancy mountains, which is located in the Western Cape of South Africa.