A List

Posted by Ken Campbell April 27, 2009 0 Comment 882 views

The current National Geographic Adventure magazine has a piece on the “50 Best American Adventures.” Transect the Olympic, a trail hike of the Press Party route, came in at number 17. I’m not sure of the ranking process that was employed to arrive at the end results, but with the competition being what it is, number 17 is pretty good. Other examples that made the cut…

#3 Rowing down the Grand Canyon
#8 Surfing the Lost Coast
#13 Kayak the Na Pali Coast
#41 Paddle Santa Cruz Island (photo above)

I’ve already checked a few of them off, but the “50 Best” is a pretty good checklist for places I’d like to go and things I’d like to do, with a few exceptions. I don’t particularly want to take a 4×4 through the Steens Mountain Backcountry Byway (#50), or Ski Scar Face (#19), which is a chute in Colorado that would almost certainly kill or paralyze me (the magazine describes Scar Face as “more a prediction than a description.”) Overall, however, I like lists and this one has some good ideas.

I already have the Press Party route on my personal list; it’s been there for quite some time.

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