25 Jan How to Plan a Weekend Outdoor Excursion Trip
Adventuring through a remote hiking path or mountain pass is an exciting thrill and pastime for many. What better way to spend a long weekend or just a short day trip than doing an outdoor excursion. If you are on a limited time frame and want to make the most out of your expedition, take a look at how to plan a weekend outdoor excursion trip, from 5-hour ENERGY®!
Take into Consideration Your Group’s Experience
Weekend excursions are always more fun with other friends or family. When getting a group together, make sure to take into consideration others’ experience. Varying levels of stamina, exposure to activities, and willingness to try, are all important things to factor in when choosing what to do on your outdoor trip. Everyone should feel comfortable partaking in the excursion. Before leaving, make sure you have all the necessities in your backpack to accommodate an emergency or extra supplies needed for different skill levels.
Pick an Activity
Any good outdoor adventure should be planned around a central activity that you want to do while exploring. Whether your group wants to go fishing, cycling, hiking, or camping, there are so many options to choose from that everyone will enjoy. Make sure to consider the accessories that are needed to do the endeavor. Some options require equipment to either be purchased or rented, which can add extra expenses or time restraints to your plans. If you are preparing for an excursion far enough in advance, make sure to reserve the gear needed through the park or organization you are booking through. Equipment rental options tend to fill up fast, especially during peak season or over holiday weekends. Some activities to keep in mind that require varying levels of equipment include:
- Paddle Boarding
Choose Somewhere Close
Once you have decided what activity to do while on your excursion, the next step is to choose your location. Picking a destination that’s close by your general geographical region will help make the most out of your limited time frame of 2-3 days. Some tips to choosing a location include:
- Accommodations: Are you looking to camp, stay in a cabin, or sleep in a hotel during your getaway? Depending on how remote your location is can affect the type of accommodations that are available.
- Price: Do you have a large group that you will be splitting the activity and lodging costs with or is it just you and a partner? It’s important to discuss how much each group member is willing to spend.
- Drive Time: How much time do you have budgeted to travel and spend at your destination? Choosing somewhere that’s closer to your home base can be beneficial to make the most out of your weekend.
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