A lot of close friends and families book cabins for vacations and for a private get-away from the fast moving real world of everyday activity. There is no better place than to get lost out in the wild for a week or two for a retreat. Get your list prepared and be geared up for your escape! Below are great tips that will help you plan an adventurous getaway!
1. Horse Back Riding – There is nothing nicer than riding high on the mountain on top of a horse. Horse back is an experience that everyone should have. Your tail might be sore the next day but you will sure have a life of memories on a horse ride. There is no better way to connect to early American culture than riding a horse through the woods!
2 Biking – Finding a cool biking trail can be tough to find and really depends on where you are. In Alabama, we are lucky to have a number of really awesome trails. Our state parks have done a nice job of building awesome mountain bike trails. Bike riding is enjoyable to do in groups or on your own. Always study your trail before you set out and make sure you have the proper tools. I usually bring an Allen wrench for my brakes and a container of air with a patch! Always wear head gear while your cycling! A helmet can save your own life if you strike a tree or a rock!
3. Camping – If you want to truly get close to nature and brave the elements, camping is the perfect way! There’s nothing like waking up beside a stream sensing the fresh mountain air. Cooking fish right out of river and enjoying a fire is the perfect way to enjoy a vacation. Continually keep in mind wild critters like bear, wolfs, snakes, spiders and
4. Hunting – Depending on what time of the year you vacation determines what you can hunt. You can find hunting clubs or guides for day hunts or for full retreats! Many areas have prime deer hunting, Turkey, elk, moose, quail, chukar, duck and many others. Also many ranches and guides offer hunting and vacation packages. Enjoy fine dining and fine hospitality on a vacation hunt! Have the hospitality of a bed and breakfast with the adventure of a wild game hunt.
5.Snow Skiing – High Mountain areas host ski lodges and resorts that wait for winter guest to hit the slopes every year. Some resorts have advanced snowmaking systems that allow more snow and in some cases extends the season.
Whether you’re hiking, fishing, biking, hunting, camping, skiing be sure to take many pictures. Just remember don’t become too comfortable around wild animals, many are territorial and don’t take kind to anyone invading their space.