I may not get to the mountains as much as I would like, but I love them. When I am there I feel transformed. I am so much happier when I am outdoors, but when I am in the mountains this is at another level. I’ve been pondering so much lately about all the places we have on the calendar for this summer that I might explode with excitement. Last year we vowed to have more adventure type vacations in 2016 and we have so many amazing trips planned.
I do enjoy traveling to large metro cities and sightseeing, but there is something so perfect about outdoor wonders. Most of the time I just want to be at the beach, in the woods or in the middle of the mountains on some sort of trail.
Today I thought I would share some of the places on our list. If you have any recommendations please share. Trails, restaurants, wineries, must see places, etc are very welcome! All of these trips coincide with a race.
Colorado (Denver) – May
- Pikes Peak
- Garden of the Gods
- Red Rock Canyon
- Mt. Evans Scenic Byway
Oregon (Portland) – June
- Cannon Beach
- Mt. Hood
- Columbia River Gorge
California (San Fran) – July
- Muir Woods
- Plan to spend the day after the SF Half Marathon in Napa
Utah (Salt Lake City) – September
- The Living Room Trail
- Big Cottonwood Canyon (location of the Run Revel Half Marathon)
- Considering a day trip to Moab to see the Arches
Do you prefer adventure vacations or city sightseeing?
Have any suggestions for me?