The crew at TrailDirt has some awesome adventures planned in the coming year! Hiking and camping news is very thin these days, what with it being the heart of winter. So we are resting and planning for the outdoor adventure season, and we hope to have some new stories and photos of these adventures that have been on our to-do list for awhile:
1. History Crawl. Yep, we are suckers for history, and for historic archaeology and architecture. We are planning a visit to iconic wild west towns, and genuine ghost towns in the west this summer.
2. More Northern California. You probably noticed by now that we adore Yosemite National Park, Lassen Volcanic National Park, and so many other wonderful places in northern California. We didn’t get to do as much hiking as we had hoped the last time we were there, although we did get some awesome hikes in during our visit. If we’re going to ghost towns, we may as well pop back into Yosemite and see more of California.
3. Archaeology Crawl. This isn’t exactly a surprise as we have worked in cultural resource management and love the prehistory of the American Southwest. Count on more visits to amazing archaeological sites and national parks and monuments protecting these resources.
4. More web sites, and more offerings. Yes, we’re growing! We plan on expanding the family of TrailDirt internet sites–stay tuned for more news about our diversification in the coming months!
5. More High Life. This is a social category of news that we started this year to entertain and inform readers regarding the TrailDirt lifestyle–and by that I mean the mountain/outdoorsy/dirt bag lifestyle. Get ready for more in-depth discussion with locals, great food, some music and art festivals, and info on all the good spots to just hang out in adventure towns and gateway places all over the American West.
We have some ideas that are simmering on the back burner; for the time being, we will refer to them as Dirt in Development (meaning, we may or may not get around to doing these things in 2013):
6. Outdoor Retailer Summer Market. We hope to be able to attend and give you all the skinny on the latest gear and clothing lines coming out to enhance your outdoor recreation activities, as well as check in on the environmental and not-for-profit groups that attend.
7. Southern TrailDirt. We love the American South and there are some gorgeous places there that deserve a bit of exploring and praising. We will be on the lookout for alligators and ginormous boa constrictors–as well as killer food and favorite local hangouts.
Our 2013 to-do list is by no means complete; obviously, we are fluid and a bit impulsive when it comes to getting outdoors, so be on the lookout for more than just the adventures mentioned here. But we are pretty excited about how 2013 is shaping up, and we’re glad to have our regular readers along for the ride.