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Outdoor Play “Fun 4 Seniors”
Study Group Leader: Stephen L. Priest Thursdays, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
4 weeks beginning October 24
Adventures in Learning Classroom, Lethbridge Lodge, Colby-Sawyer College
Maximum number of participants: 12
In this course local author and outdoor adventurist Steve Priest will share his year-round outdoor adventures in hiking, canoeing, kayaking, rowing, biking, ice-boating, xc-skiing, snowshoeing, and more. His personally created videos make his stories “come alive.” Course participants will be encouraged to share their outdoor experiences.
Many of the Sunapee/Dartmouth/New London waters and trails for swimming, hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing will be discussed with videos from Steve’s blog posts. Other areas covered in this course include the Great North Woods of New Hampshire and Maine, Allagash Wilderness Waterway, Northern Forest Canoe Trail, Maine Island Trail, New Hampshire Winter, and northern sections of the Appalachian Trail.
For example, what is it like to cross the fabled and dangerous Knife Edge Trail on Mt. Katahdin, the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail? Through Steve’s chest camera, you “feel” the experience of hiking this one mile 18-inch wide trail 5,000 feet above sea level.
Some folks call outdoor experiences “play.” If “play” is defined as the choice made to take a course of action based on the rewards of participation and getting a perspective that can only come from ‘doing,’ then indeed outdoor adventures are play. Many seniors, children, and all ages in-between, need more outdoor play.
Fall 2019 Course Catalog download or viewing online
Steve Priest’s latest book, Outdoor Play Fun 4 Seniors, was released Jan 16, 2019. Behind-the-scenes videos give you give the feeling of “being there.”
Kayak on Little Lake Sunapee. Feel what it is like to cross the fabled and dangerous Knife Edge Trail on Mt Katahdin, Maine. Experience sculling on a perfect New Hampshire fall foliage day. Hike with a family up Tuckerman Ravine Trail to the summit of Mt Washington. Ride in an iceboat around Perkins Pond. See moose for real … and much more.
Novices and experienced outdoor enthusiasts will wow at these adventures.
“Everyone should believe in something. I believe I’ll go Outdoors.” OutdoorSteve.com
Steve Priest has announced a major update for OutdoorSteve.com.
Features of OutdoorSteve.com:
- Bucket List Accomplishments
Click here and see what OutdoorSteve considers to be a “must” for an outdoor family. Bucket lists items can be a physical challenge (the 1.1 mile 18-inch-wide Knife Edge trail above the tree line with a GoPro chest camera and a 2,000+ foot drop). One Bucket List accomplishment was motoring a forty-foot houseboat through 17 of the 44 locks along the 240 mile Trent Severn Waterway, one of Canada’s most spectacular waterways. Compare my bucket accomplishment list to yours! Send me your bucket accomplishment list.
OutdoorSteve has published 300 videos for local TV and blog posts. These videos are available by clicking Video in the left menu.
Not sure where to go outdoors? Enter keywords in Search. See information on the Allagash Wilderness Waterway (AWW), the prime jewel of Maine’s wilderness areas, by entering the “Allagash” keyword.
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A special thanks to my web designer, Benee Garcia
I have used Benee’s excellent web & graphic design skills and services for over many years. He has assisted me with designing my book covers and in the book layout requirements. Benee is responsible for developing and maintaining my Word Press web site – and for the latest updates you see here with Search, Videos, Bucket List Accomplishments, and easy Book Orders. He has always been very generous with his site suggestions, and conscious of meeting my web and graphic design needs. I highly recommend his services. Go to his web site at www.thetrustedwebguy.com or send him an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Trent Severn Waterway is one of Canada’s most spectacular waterways. The Waterway stretches 240 miles from Lake Ontario’s Bay of Quinte to Lake Huron’s Georgian Bay. My wife and I readily accepted an invitation to join our friends Linda and Dundee for a week on a houseboat on the Trent Severn Waterway.
Rowing Lessons with the Lake Sunapee Rowing Club (LSRC)
“Never say I wish I had …” is an expression that has always motivated me. All summer I passed a road sign announcing, “Rowing Lessons Lake Sunapee Rowing Club. Next class starts August 3.” I had watched snippets of racing shells on the Merrimack River, TV, and in summer Olympics. I decided this was my time to say, “Never say I wish I had rowed a shell”.
“Everyone must do something. I believe I will go outdoors with family and friends”
In early July I did two days of paddling and one night of tenting in the Green River Reservoir of northern Vermont. My companions were my adult son Tim; my two teenage grandchildren; my friend Dundee and his adult son Paul; and Paul’s two teenage boys and his ten year old daughter. Our transportation was three kayaks and three canoes.
Welcome to the Northern Forest Canoe Trail. The NFCT is a living reminder of when rivers were both highways and routes of communications. The Trail is 740 miles of historic waterway traveled by Native Americans. Its west to east direction begins in Old Forge, New York, and travels through Vermont, Quebec, New Hampshire and ends in Fort Kent Maine. The non-profit that established the Trail divides the trail into 13 sections and offers detailed maps for each of these sections.
Maine’s Allagash Wilderness Waterway (AWW) is often described as the prime jewel of Maine’s wilderness paradises. I have had the privilege of spending three different weeks, paddling and camping in this unique wilderness area. Each of the three trips generally covered the same 100 or so-miles of the AWW watershed.
Each trip was planned and guided by Master Maine Guide, Linwood ”The Loon”. Of special significance to me, is that each trip included my son, Timothy. Good friends, John K, Joe R, and Harry, went on two of the trips. Dundee, Paul, Eric, Lennie C, Pat, Rick, Lennie #2, and Jim did one trip.
The Deer Island Region of the Maine Island Trail
The Maine Island Trail (MIT) is a 375-mile chain of over 180 wild islands along the coast of Maine. In mid-July friends Dundee, Cully, David and I did a three day paddle on the MIT in the Deer Island Region. The Deer Isle Region extends from Stonington south to Isle au Haut and east into Blue Hill Bay. We tented two days on the two acre Steves Island (name by coincidence.)
We put-in at Stonington, Maine at the Old Quarry Ocean Adventure campground. Click the video below for exciting footage of our trip, including a Google Earth map of our MIT route.