Yep, that’s me dangling there.
To say I was given the opportunity of a lifetime yesterday is a bit of an understatement. And to say I wasn’t completely terrified about said opportunity is an even bigger one.
I joined the folks at Philadelphia Outward Bound School for their four-years-running Building Adventure event, a fundraiser that supports Outward Bound’s outdoor leadership programs in Philadelphia schools. The fundraiser was launched back in 2012, a year after the School District of Philadelphia cut Outward Bound’s funding in the face of a budget crisis; Building Adventure was created to close the funding gap in order to keep Outward Bound programs in Philly schools running. Every year, Building Adventure takes around 100 thrill-seekers, who raise at least $2,000 each, to the top of One Logan Square for a 31-story rappel — gorgeous, once-in-a-lifetime views of Philly included. Read more »
Who cares about the date of the solstice: We are past Memorial Day, and that means it is summertime. As usual, there are a multitude of events all over the Philadelphia area to enjoy during the summer months. Here’s a look at 101 of our favorites. Read more »
• Love to hike? Camp? Bike? Tackle a few Be Well Philly Bucket List items this weekend, then toast yourself for a job well done with the right beer (yes, there is a right beer) for your outdoor activity of choice. [Outside Magazine]
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What you’ll see: Spend the day enjoying the crisp air, changing leaves, and sunlight reflecting off water as you follow this two-mile path along the Manayunk Canal. Check manayunkcanal.org for a downloadable walking tour brochure, which includes some of the plant and animal highlights of the trek.
Access: The Towpath is accessible from Fairmount Park to the East and from the Schuylkill River Trail to the West, with numerous access points along Manayunk’s Main Street.
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