#1 Posted by Lord_Xp (602 posts) -

Yes! It exists!

As summer approaches us in States/Countries with the cold winter seasons, the ice will eventually melt. I for one do not enjoy snow or the cold in any way at all. But I do, however, enjoy summer to it's fullest since I only get 3-4 maybe 5 months of nice weather to do things. I bought a Kayak last year and I only got use it a couple of times thanks to having two jobs. Now I only have one job so I'll have a lot more time to do that sort of thing. Also with this new found time to do outdoors stuff, I am going to be planning a backpacking trip in the Appalachian Mountains along the Appalachian Trail. To help me and others on here get new ideas to do outdoors stuff, lets talk about different places to travel to or just in general outdoors things to do no matter the season really. Feel free to share pictures of your outdoor adventures also!

This was along the river I was kayaking last summer. As you can see its abandoned. Used to be part of the steel mill in a neighboring city.

#2 Posted by DaMisterChief (628 posts) -

Nothing every good happens outside

#5 Posted by Neonie (438 posts) -

I can't figure out how to make .gifs work on the giantbomb forums so here have a link: http://i.imgur.com/0ZzPSGc.gif

#6 Edited by Morbid_Coffee (955 posts) -

Spring comes along and I go outside and then my allergies kick in and I say "fuck this shit" and stay indoors while feeling like shit.

Then Summer comes and I go outside and get sunburn and say "fuck this shit" and stay indoors with the air conditioner on while being in severe pain.

Outdoors fucking sucks.

#7 Posted by MarkWahlberg (4606 posts) -

Fuck yeah Appalachians! Been meaning to hike that shit for a while, never can find the time though.

But why must you mock us with these thoughts of summer? Tis still February, the soggy hangover of winter.

#8 Posted by MikkaQ (10319 posts) -

The Outside World, eh? Sounds like a great game! What system is that on? Those are some really nice graphics.

#9 Posted by Lord_Xp (602 posts) -

Sorry duder, didn't mean to mock anyone. I have the summer itch right now so I can't stop thinking about it.

#10 Posted by Soapy86 (2635 posts) -

Spring comes along and I go outside and then my allergies kick in and I say "fuck this shit" and stay indoors while feeling like shit.

Then Summer comes and I go outside and get sunburn and say "fuck this shit" and stay indoors with the air conditioner on while being in severe pain.

Outdoors fucking sucks.

Pretty much my experience.

#11 Posted by Lord_Xp (602 posts) -

@soapy86 said:

@morbid_coffee said:

Spring comes along and I go outside and then my allergies kick in and I say "fuck this shit" and stay indoors while feeling like shit.

Then Summer comes and I go outside and get sunburn and say "fuck this shit" and stay indoors with the air conditioner on while being in severe pain.

Outdoors fucking sucks.

Pretty much my experience.

Thats some shitty luck. I go crazy being inside too much as it is.

#12 Edited by mellotronrules (1225 posts) -

my skin burns in about 5 minutes flat- i am not a child of the sun. i do enjoy visiting exciting landscapes, however. the last place i've been to of note was giant's causeway in northern ireland. pretty spectacular. here are a few photos of mine:

edit: looking back at these, it still blows my mind that mother nature essentially produced a cobblestone walkway crafted from hexagonal stone columns.

#13 Posted by Mrsignerman44 (1100 posts) -

If you're going hiking, you should sketch the scenery around you, it's always been a good summer activity for me. If you don't know how to draw, you could pick up a few tips online and practice a little before summer gets here to make your sketches a little more presentable.

#14 Posted by jdh5153 (1034 posts) -

Not a picture, but here is my latest outdoor adventure (not the most thrilling video in the world, but meh). I love the snow and love to ski.

As for summer adventures, I'm probably going to try rafting this summer and explore different hot springs.

Here are some pictures of my favorite summer 'adventures' from last summer (from McCall, Idaho):

#15 Posted by Village_Guy (2645 posts) -

Outdoors is a crazy place that is trying to kill me with allergies all the time (well, except winter) - so no thank you.

#16 Posted by metalsnakezero (2327 posts) -

Got some good outdoor pic but need to get to my computer. Will post after I get home.

#17 Posted by Lord_Xp (602 posts) -

@jdh5153: Those are some awesome pics. I didn't think Idaho had all that nice scenery.

@mellotronrules: I would really love to visit Ireland. Those are some awesome views

#18 Posted by HerbieBug (4212 posts) -

I recently got back into skiing after a ten year hiatus. I used to always grumble about the winters here in Canada. Hated the inconvenience of snow. Skiing now has put a positive spin on snowy weather, which is good for my disposition. :)

I live about an hour's drive east of the rocky mountains. This season have been skiing about once a week either at the local hill or occasionally at the major resorts close by (Sunshine Village, Lake Louise, etc.). Lake Louise in particular is one of the best ski resorts in the world. Here's a video of someone skiing the back bowls on a powder day:

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#19 Posted by Osaladin (2527 posts) -

I have many adventures on my bikes with my friends and brother. We go mountain and road biking every week, and basically just live off our bikes for the day. It's pretty incredible, highly recommend cycling to break into outdoor activities.

#20 Posted by mellotronrules (1225 posts) -

@lord_xp: definitely go if you have the opportunity. the way the land gives way to the stone columns, and the fact that it's pastoral farmland that suddenly drops off into the sea...it's pretty stunning.

#21 Posted by Winternet (8027 posts) -

Who knew such alien places did in fact exist?

#22 Posted by Jimbo (9881 posts) -

We don't go there anymore.

#23 Posted by metalsnakezero (2327 posts) -

Some old photos I took but should still look good

#24 Posted by Azteck (7449 posts) -

Fuck your summer/spring. It's still below 0 here in Sweden.