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Adventure travel is for the thrill seekers, those who love adrenaline rush. More and more travelers now want to explore more than just the comfort of hotel rooms and city rides. Adventure travel lovers want to embrace everything from hot volcanoes to cold mountains, go trekking in the wild, see and enjoy the nature’s beauty ,rafting in mighty rivers and so on. They approach their vacations with an active and open mind and want to explore nature’s wilderness.

“What is adventure? If a lone wolf lifts his plaintive call into the moonlight near your campsite, you might call that adventure.

While you’re sweating like a horse on a climb over a 12,000 foot pass, that could be adventure. When howling head winds press your lips against your teeth, you face a mighty struggle. When your pack grows heavy on your shoulders as you climb a 14,000 foot peak, you feel the adventure.

When you suffer freezing temperatures and 20 inches of fresh powder on a hut to hut trip in the Rockies, that could be called adventure. But that’s not what makes an adventure.

It’s your willingness to conquer it, and to present yourself at the doorstep of nature. That creates the experience. No more greater joy can come from life than to live inside a moment of adventure. It is the uncommon wilderness experience that gives your life expectation.”

– Frosty Wooldridge, Golden, Colorado


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