Tuesday, June 9, 2009

ISO an outdoor adventure

I have always wanted to - and still plan to - do some kind of big outdoor adventure. I've done skydiving, whitewater rafting, ziplining in a rain forest and kayaking. But I'm talking about doing the kind of adventure that make your friends call you crazy and pray.

I loved what Christopher McCandless tried to do in 1992. He's the Emory University grad who gave away his savings and wandered across the country to rough it in Alaska.

The only problem is McCandless died of starvation in Alaska. I'm not into dying.

Fort Mill's Dion Zucconi's idea of adventure is my style. Zucconi, 30, is paddling a kayak from Rock Hill's River Park to Charleston's Cooper River. The trip will take at least a week and cover more than 500 miles of water.

Zucconi's kayak trip is a doable adventure. I'm still trying to figure out the right one for me. So, far the closest I've come is camping alone at the Grand Canyon a few years ago.

What type of outdoor adventure have you done or would you like to do?

1 comment:

  1. Camping alone in the Grand Canyon? That's crazy and so it the guy that died of starvation.