|Strolling around Ridley Creek State Park|
just as the leaves start to change.
You don’t have to visit a waterfall paradise in the Grand Canyon, go skiing in British Columbia, or backpack 27 miles in two days to enjoy the outdoors. But the truth is, I don’t often take my own advice.
If I had a dollar for every time I thought about, or mentioned, how the hiking around Philadelphia just isn’t the great, or there aren’t enough places close to where I live that come close to what’s available further away, I’d have a whole ton of dollars. Enough dollars to travel to all of those places that seem to have superior outdoor adventure opportunities. And when I write about how wonderful close-to-home adventures are, part of me wonders how much of that effort is a result of my working to convince myself of that truth.