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List: Posted: 06/16/11
It's June, and that means Father's Day is upon us once again. Some of you may still be trying to come up with that perfect gift to show your dad just how much you appreciate his support and guidance, and all the wisdom he has shared through the years.
Sure, he may be grateful for a traditional Father's Day gift, but how many ties or personal grooming products does he really need? This year, why not treat dad to something different, something that will appeal to the man in him? Why not treat him to an adventure sports outing? Men love the great outdoors and the feeling of accomplishment that comes with taking part in a rigorous activity. Presented here, in no particular order, are the top five adventure sports to gift your dad with on Father’s Day.
Whitewater Rafting - Dad will love taking part in this challenging activity. Rafting outfitters can be located on the Internet in most areas, and there are runs available for participants of all skill levels. After a safety lecture and gear check, Dad can test his skill on anything from a relatively easy Grade 1 stream on up to a potentially hazardous Grade 5. A little travel may be involved, so you can make a day trip out of it or grab a motel room for a mini vacation.
Skydiving - If Dad is a true adrenaline junkie, nothing can beat skydiving. No activity can surpass the thrill of jumping from a perfectly good airplane and plummeting toward the waiting earth, only to slow down to a safe speed beneath the billowing canopy of a parachute. About 350,000 people complete more than three million jumps in a typical year.
Mountaineering - This sport will allow dad to get back to nature while simultaneously tapping into his inner conqueror. Men have been climbing mountains for centuries, and your dad can join those who seek to tame the peaks. Mountaineering guide services that specialize in mountain climbing expeditions can be found online. Travel to and from the mountain will be required, so this one will likely require an extended stay.
Scuba - Dad can jump off of a boat and into a whole new, colorful world. Scuba adventures are popular in warmer climates and allow the diver to view a diversity of undersea life in a whole new way. View coral reefs, schools of tropical fish, or even explore a sunken shipwreck.
Mountain Biking - This adventure is good for the athletic dads out there. A mountain bike tour along a single track trail through forests, mountains, desert, or open fields will bring out dad's spirit of exploration. You and your dad will have to bring all of your support gear with you, so you both will need a reasonable level of fitness. Bring a tent and fishing gear for an overnight campout he'll never forget!
Make Father's Day memorable by treating dad to one of these adventures. They are way better than yet another tie or gadget.
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