Extreme Hiking Adventures Shawnee KS

How adventurous are you? Take a look at some of these extreme adventures and discover all your options and more informaion.

Power Play Family Entertainment Center
(913) 268-7200
13110 W. 62nd Terr
Kansas City, MO
 
Kansas Speedway
(913) 328-3300
400 Speedway Blvd
Kansas City, KS
 
Ticketmaster
(816) 412-0417
3100 Broadway St., Ste. 802
Kansas City, MO
 
Kansas City Blues Society
(913) 660-4692
13624 S. Sycamore ST
Olathe, KS
 
Full Moon Productions, Inc.
(816) 842-4280
1401 W. 13th St
Kansas City, MO
 
Wonderscope Children's Museum
(913) 268-4176
5700 King St.
Kansas City, MO
 
Heart of America Shakespeare Festival
(816) 531-7728
3619 Broadway, Ste. 2
Kansas City, MO
 
Ernie Biggs Dueling Piano Bar
(816) 561-2444
4115 Mill St
Kansas City, MO
 
Crazy Horse Saloon Kansas City
(913) 393-2582
126 S Clairborne Road
Olathe, KS
 
Master's Tae Kwon Do
681-1022
7242 W. 151St.
Overland Park, KS
 

Extreme Hiking Adventures

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Extreme Adventures

Pushing the limits

By Charmian Christie

Boldly going where no hiker has gone before is not for neophytes or weekend walkers. While extreme adventures can be exhilarating and rewarding, they're also dangerous. Whether you choose to hike in the desert heat or dive into a cool cave , physical challenges, personal risk and extreme weather are all part of the excitement. For many outdoor-life enthusiasts, the risk alone makes any isolated area attractive. Even if Danger is your middle name, it doesn't mean Common Sense can't be your sidekick.

Regardless which extreme adventure calls to you, some elements remain the same. At the risk of repeating ourselves:

  • Bring specialized gear appropriate to the conditions
  • Check all gear to ensure they're functioning properly
  • Bring appropriate supplies
  • Never venture out alone
  • Be physically fit for the expedition
  • Understand the dangers and risks unique to your particular destination
  • Leave a detailed itinerary with family, friends or park authorities
  • Bring plenty of water or a water purification system
  • Dress appropriately
  • Bring a detailed map and compass (even if you bring a GPS)

Getting to the Edge

Extreme adventures require specialized knowledge, a high level of physical fitness, and a certain amount of psychological conditioning that comes from hard-earned experience. But how do you get from the edge of your couch to the edge of civilization?

  • Join a club or national association. No matter what your experience level, you'll be able to find a group suited to you. Not only can you find out if the excursion is to your liking, you can ramp up your skill level with people who share your interests.
  • Go online and learn. There's a forum for everyone these days. Find a forum or two that interest you and see what it's really like to climb a mountain or tramp in the desert. Lurk as long as you like, post questions or chat with those who make outdoor adventures their lifestyle....

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