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The USA – “An adventure lover’s paradise”

The USA – “An adventure lover’s paradise”

Are you a daredevil? Adrenaline junky? Or maybe you prefer to just experience things from the comfort of your armchair? Either way, these ideas are for you to experience your daily dose of adventure in the USA.

  • Take a leap off the cliffs of Devils Fork State Park, South Carolina. Only about 60 kilometers west of Greenville, the park has numerous small waterfalls to explore and offers hiking, camping, canoeing, kayaking and scuba diving.
  • The Durango Mountain Resort just outside of Denver, Colorado, offers tobogganing and a number of other family-friendly adventures when the weather is warm.
  • Be brave and take a jet pack ride in the Florida Keys! Hold on tight! Water jet packs use water as propulsion to lift a ride as high as 9 meters above the water.
  • The mighty Colorado River, which carved the Grand Canyon in northern Arizona, provides some seriously fun whitewater rafting opportunities.
  • Feeling a need for speed? Pick up the pace with a mountain bike ride along the undulating slopes of the Slickrock Trail in Moab, Utah, which is one of pro mountain biker Eric Porter’s favorite places to ride.
  • Or if you’re a thrill-seeker like professional climber Conrad Anker, make your way to Arches National Park just outside of Moab to do some rock climbing. Don’t worry: You don’t have to leap off cliffs to have a good time.

Hiking for veterans -

  • Old Rag Mountain in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia - Old Rag Mountain is the most famous hike in Shenandoah for good reason. Once you reach the summit, you have a clear 360-degree view of the park. The 14.48-kilometer round trip takes most hikers seven to eight hours from start to finish. Prepare for rock scrambles, tight squeezes, steep hills and precarious shuffles along cliff sides. But the vistas make it worthwhile. Local tip: Arrive before 8 a.m. to beat the crowds.
  • Half Dome Hike in Yosemite National Park, California - The Half Dome Hike in California's Yosemite National Park requires you to not only hold onto safety cables, but also hold a trail access permit. This hike is in high demand. Ranging from 22.5 to a 25.7 kilometers round trip, Half Dome is no easy climb. In the final stretch, cables line the way to help hikers reach the top of the steep rock without climbing equipment. You can complete the hike in a day if you start early, and the views of the part from Half Dome's summit make the hike a worthwhile challenge..
  • Angels Landing Trail in Zion National Park, Utah - Angels Landing in Utah's Zion National Park is strictly for those with a taste for adventure. While short, Angels Landing’s ascent offers a challenge. The 8-kilometer round-trip hike offers stunning vistas and quickly escalates to a rough finale of steep, sheer drops with chain grips to aid those striving for the summit. The view from the 454-meter rock formation makes it well worth the vertigo.
  • Grandview Trail in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona - The Grandview Trail is renowned as one of the toughest hikes in Arizona's Grand Canyon National Park, with little shade, steep climbs, rough trails and plenty of ledges. It’s recommended only for experienced desert hikers. But as its name implies, this hike of up to 10.3 kilometers (round trip) also offers sweeping views of the canyon and the Colorado River.

Dive into the Great Lakes - For one of the greatest scuba diving adventures in the United States, look inland to the largest group of freshwater lakes on the planet, the Great Lakes. Hundreds of well-preserved shipwrecks entice scuba divers to suit up and explore these waters. Everything from 19th-century wooden schooners and modern steel freighters to tugboats and barges are frozen in time in the green-hued waters. Lakes Huron, Superior, Michigan, Erie and Ontario stretch across much of the USA’s northern border from the Midwest to the Northeast.  Outfitters along the shores of Michigan rent scuba gear, offer tours and help certify new divers. One of the best dives for beginners Is The Bermuda in Lake Superior. The Bermuda sank in 1870 when a strong gale overtook it. The schooner now lies less than 4 meters under Lake Superior’s water in the Alger Underwater Preserve off the northern coast of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, about 470 kilometers northeast of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. There are tours that offer diving trips to Bermuda.

Tour one of the most important landmarks in the USA - About 180 kilometers northeast of the Grand Canyon in northern Arizona, one of the United States of America’s greatest natural treasures is just underfoot. Antelope Canyon, one of the world’s most photogenic landmarks, is nestled more than 36 meters below the Earth’s surface. Antelope Canyon is made up of two slot canyons — upper and lower. Upper Antelope Canyon is the more popular of the two because it doesn’t require any strenuous hiking or climbing. Lower Antelope Canyon (pictured here), on the other hand, requires visitors to descend and scale a series of stairs and ladders. And without a knowledgeable guide, it’s unlikely any visitor would ever find the entrance — a narrow crack in the Earth — let alone enter. Guided tours are typically about 90 minutes, so both canyons could be visited in a single day.

 

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Jul 04, 2017
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