Your #1 source for kayaking and canoeing information.               FREE Newsletter!
my Profile
 


NRS:



GRUMMAN CANOES
FREE SHIPPING on all canoes until May 14
See Paddling.net for great reviews
www.canoeinglife.com
 
Advice, Suggestions and General Help New Topic Printer Friendly Version

  Noticed the same thing this year
  Posted by: Waterbird on Oct-20-12 9:50 PM (EST)
 

I hate the heat of summer, the crowded waters and campgrounds, and prices. So I take trips in the spring and fall (kayak, backpacking, car camping, etc.). As I get older I have to make more and more changes to make the experience tolerable. Exactly how much fun is it to have to light a fire at 4:30 p.m. and sit in the dark for the next 5 hours? Or go to bed at 7:00 and huddle in your tent in the cold for the next 12 hours?

But the alternative is even less appealing: to sit in your barcalounger getting old. So I keep doing it. I've come to realize that adventures and happiness involve some effort and hardship. When I get home I remember the adventure part and the beauty more than the hardship. So it's worth it, and I think you should keep doing it as long as you can, until it's really not fun anymore.


 Great Products from the Buyers' Guide:

Touring Kayak Paddles

ParkerMount

Canoe Pack Liner

Full Size Sail Rig

Free Standing Boat Racks

Table of Contents

Google
 
Web Paddling.net


Follow us on:
Free Newsletter | About Us | Site Map | Advertising Info | Contact Us

©2014 Paddling.net Inc.
Educational DVDs Shirt Sale