- Aug 13, 2019
I do apologize if I've misconstrued your outlook - I'm going merely by the words you've written on this thread, with no other information. But it does seem curious that a self-described "serious" outdoor adventurer would scorn opportunities to spend time outside and in beautiful places, and to increase your knowledge and comfort in the backcountry - all because it doesn't measure up to the Bob or whatever.
I live in the New York tri-state area. I love the Adirondacks but it's 5 hours to the central Adirondacks and that's at least a 3 day trip for me. I have done trips there for over 30 years, some in winter. The places I dismiss out of hand are the places I don't find so beautiful or interesting within a few miles of me. I don't look down upon people that enjoy these places, I just don't think I can look to many of them as people that would potentially be interested in 6 to 12 day trips out west. I could be wrong. In fact, as small as I think the odds are I'm probably going to start to go on some of these trips because even though I don't think I'll meet many people that want to do these longer trips in wilder places I think it might be my only chance to meet people that may want to do these types of trips.