This semester in college, I decided to throw caution to the wind and take a class I’m actually interested in! The class is called Leisure and Outdoor Recreation and we’re going to be learning super useful information! We’ll also be reading a book called Desert Solitaire, which I’m excited about.
In today’s online lesson, our professor told us about the four phases of the outdoor recreation experience. I thought this was interesting so I’m making sure to jot it down.
The four phases are:
Anticipation (I’m definitely in this!), Planning, Participation, Recollection
He also mentioned that Anticipation is one of the most important phases because, especially in the times we’re in, having this anticipation can improve your outlook, and keep you going mentally.
misty mountain - Tour du Mont Blanc, June 2019
photo by nature-hiking
I really miss hiking… I miss getting exhausted, wanting to give up, to sit down, to make my way back… I miss seeing all these beautiful insects, birds, monkeys… I miss smelling the fresh air and feeling the sun on my face… but most of all, I miss the big final moment where all the pain and exhaustion became worth it, where all the problems in the world fade and all there is left is you on top of the world.
From this summer
The last light on a foggy day in Zion, Utah. [OC] [1600x1600]
Wonderful mountains in the North of Spain. County of Asturias [4000 x 5812] [OC] @amo.photograph
One of nature’s most sublime efforts. Sunset above the clouds at La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain. [OC][3727x4659]
Sunset at the Great Salt Lake.
Elatia forest - Drama prefecture - National park - MacedoniaGreece
Aitoliko mount - Greece