Adventure Chat #31 - Unfinished Adventures

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When I began participating in Twitter chats I loved the amount of interacting and great information I was seeing. I also noticed that most chats were about travel. While I love traveling, I am more of an adventure junkie and enjoy local activities like camping and hiking and the occasional road trip. So, I started my own Twitter chat called #adventurechat on Monday’s at 10 am pst. It’s a fun and informative way for me to learn from everyone else’s adventures. I’ve had more than one person ask me for a blog transcript so here we go. I’ve taken out all retweets and responses that are confusing as well as putting all Q and A’s in order. While the pictures were beautiful I do not have the right to include them here but they are all a part of the full transcript on Travelogx.com. For my 31st chat, I had co-host @thatoutdoorguy to talk about Unfinished Adventures.  Here are the questions and transcripts from the chat.

QUESTIONS:

Q1. Is there an adventures that you haven’t completed that you plan to finish in 2016?

Q2. Is this adventure a #BucketListItem, or just something that you feel compelled to complete?

Q3. Hiking? Backpacking? A water-borne adventure? Road Trip? #SpillTheBeans

Q4. Is there much planning needed to successfully complete your adventure?

Q5. Will the completion of this adventure be costly, or is it more of a personal pride issue?

Q6. Is this a family adventure, an event with friends, or a solo event?

Q7. How long do you anticipate it will take you complete your adventure?

Q8. Will you be updating your #SocialMedia platforms with news and photos?

Q9. Are you hoping to inspire others to complete THEIR #UnfinishedAdventures through yours?

Q10. Anything we left out that you’d like to share about completing your #UnfinishedAdventures?

@monicagoesshow: Hey all! Welcome to #adventurechat! Who’s with us today?

@monicagoesshow: So excited to have two-time host @ThatOutdoorGuy to talk ‘Unfinished Adventures’ #adventurechat

@COlandloping: First timer here in western Colorado! Pumped. #adventurechat

@tinaoutdoors: Hello from the east coast #adventurechat Ready to talk

@ThatOutdoorGuy: It's always a pleasure to discuss #adventures, Monica, especially on #adventurechat! https://t.co/naHRO2x5k4

@BGJensen: I'm here, as always when there's adventure on the agenda :)

@BenOnAdventures: hey I'm here!! #AdventureChat

@TA_iceland: Hi there, joining from #Iceland & looking forward to read about some awesome adventures that ppl r planning #adventurechat

@ThatOutdoorGuy: Q1. Is there an adventure that you haven’t completed that you plan to complete in 2016? #adventurechat

@monicagoesshow: A1: I really want to go back and finish Half Dome with a pass to the summit! #adventurechat

@monicagoesshow: And finally make the catch at the flying trapeze! #adventurechat

@ThatOutdoorGuy: A1. Not really, although we’re planning another epic #RoadTrip for this coming July! #StayTuned #adventurechat

@COlandloping: A1 more road trips in really rural CO. The more I find out about CO the more I realize there's SO much to see #adventurechat

@InnTownCamp: A1: We've been building the #InnTownCampground for years, on the final stretch @ThatOutdoorGuy @monicagoesshow #AdventureChat

@AFKTravel: A1: Sand boarding in Namibia - planned to do it on a trip 2 years ago, but ran out of time #AdventureChat https://t.co/JECdyiYkMS

@tinaoutdoors: A1 I want to do all 16 state parks in Delaware within the next few months

@averi_melcher: A1 Last year I prepped for a #bikepacking ride from San Fran-San Diego. This year, it's happening! #adventurechat

@BGJensen: A1: Didn't reach the summit of #MtWhitney last year. I'll give it another try. #adventurechat #travel #reisen #go https://t.co/iZxw2jTeq3

@jens2go: A1: Oh yes. Failed to circle that glacier in Norway on snowshoes last year due to 3-day-snowstorm. Returning this year. ;-)

@julietrevelyan: Hello all! A1 Mini-adventure: I have yet to backpack Hall's Creek Narrows in Capitol Reef NP. 2016 or bust. #adventurechat

@jens2go: A1: Looking alright in this picture ... just hours before the storm hit us. https://t.co/hRz0jkmthX

@iwanderandroam: A1: Would love to walk to West Highland way in Scotland

@MrTrollHorse: A1: My adventure goal that I haven't finished yet is to hike the Panorama Trail in Yosemite @monicagoesshow @ThatOutdoorGuy

@tinberrytravels: Jumping in to #adventurechat rather late but A1. Northern Lights is high on this years list.

@findinganeish: A1. I've done two consecutive, connected long-distance footpaths now, so would be nice to do a third in 2016. #adventurechat

@FlatlanderHank: A1. I'd like to go on an adventure with both my brother and my sister, perhaps backcountry camping in the wilderness...?

@boomergirl50: Q1 Hike the Skyline Trail on Nova Scotia's famous Cabot Trail. #Canada #adventurechat https://t.co/7u8PZpQvMN

@VanessasWay: A1: A pretty big one actually. Started the West Highland Way last year and this year I'll finish it #adventurechat

@ThatOutdoorGuy: Q2. Is this adventure a #BucketListItem, or just something that you feel compelled to complete? #adventurechat

@monicagoesshow: A2: More just something I want to complete. I don’t like feeling like I got so close to something and didn’t finish #adventurechat

@ThatOutdoorGuy: A2. After our 8701-mile #CrosscountryNPFamilyRoadTrip, we’re addicted, and are already brainstorming! #adventurechat

@COlandloping: A2 compelled! so many quirky mountain towns and wilderness areas to wander/backpack/roam. #adventurechat

@oxford_seminars: Great question:) Hopping on a few minutes late. ⬇️ If there is, we can help with that! #adventurechat https://t.co/BLsRftFsrF

@ThatOutdoorGuy: I feel you! If we'd only take the time to explore in our backyards, we'd find ADVENTURE AWAITING! #adventurechat https://t.co/3a8i3WQx1I

@tinaoutdoors: A2 Feel compelled since I've lived here 18 years, want to get fit, stay healthy for those BIG adventures when we go west #adventurechat

@jens2go: Bit late for tonight's #adventurechat. And short of time, I'm afraid. Anyway, wanted to pop down and say "Hi!".

@BenOnAdventures: yes the CDT with @off_the_face this year #AdventureChat

@averi_melcher: A2: This tour is going to be practice for my true #bucketlistitem: cycling from Alaska to Argentina #adventurechat https://t.co/P97mzveXFU

@julietrevelyan: A2 Just compelled. It's my backyard, and *whispers* I'm an area guide. Ahem. Slinking away shamefaced now. #adventurechat

@jens2go: A2: Not really a 'bucket list item', but yet an unfinished venture. No-one likes loose ends, huh? ;-)

@iwanderandroam: A2: bucket list for sure #adventurechat

@MrTrollHorse: A2: It's not on my bucket list but I still want to hike Yosemite again!

@findinganeish: A2. It never used to be, but since the West Highland Way hiking's become a big part of my life, and therefore my bucket list. #adventurechat

@tinberrytravels: A2.Don't really have #bucketlist but lots of things I want to do. But always learning about new things I'd love to try

@FlatlanderHank: A2. Yeah, an #adventure with my #siblings is definitely a #bucketlist thing, @ThatOutdoorGuy

@VanessasWay: A2: Both, I've had so many people tell me about how gorgeous the scenery is, it had to turn out this way #adventurechat

@ThatOutdoorGuy: Q3. Hiking? Backpacking? A water-borne adventure? Road Trip?

@monicagoesshow: A3: Can I say all of the above? I also really want to backpack in Havasau this year! #adventurechat

@BenOnAdventures: both. I just love any adventure really. #AdventureChat

@ThatOutdoorGuy: I was thinking ALL THE ABOVE, too! : ) #adventurechat https://t.co/1e8Yfrr63K

@AFKTravel: A3: Road trip! There is no better way to explore little town, & find the best food than a road trip #AdventureChat https://t.co/WsRJTDVbrc

@COlandloping: A3 more backpacking! lots of hiking. got an inflatable kayak, hoping to take it to random bodies of water too #adventurechat

@ThatOutdoorGuy: A3. We’re calling this one our #AppalachianMtnFamilyRoadTrip, as we explore the length of the chain. #adventurechat

@BenOnAdventures: all of the above. Gotta keep it mixed up. #AdventureChat

@tinaoutdoors: A3 hiking, camping, day road trips and maybe throw in a water adventure

@mountainsquid04: A3. All but the water part unless I fall into a river . . . haha . . .

@ThatOutdoorGuy: A3. BOTH SIDES of the cchain, if time allows! #adventurechat

@PureADK: A3. A little bit of all of those! We enjoy mixing up the activities & types of trips. #AdventureChat

@COlandloping: yep, gotta complete the #52hikechallenge somehow! ;) #adventurechat

@iwanderandroam: A3: usually all about epic cycle trips but bit of hiking is fun too

@jens2go: A3: Hiking and camping for that winter tour, but definitely also returning (in)to water to log some dives later the year.

@julietrevelyan: A3 Hiking mostly, maybe some backpacking. My dog got cancer last fall, so taking a lot of things one day at a time. #adventurechat

@MrTrollHorse: A3: Road trip because my @Toyota is dependable and will never let me down on the road! @monicagoesshow @ThatOutdoorGuy

@BGJensen: A3: My favorite is to combine it all, #roadtrip, #hiking and #backpacking. The perfect meal! #adventurechat #travel https://t.co/5Me3444ofI

@findinganeish: A3. Hiking's where my head (and heart) is at just now. In Scotland we have the right to roam, so I might as well use it. #adventurechat

@tinberrytravels: A3. Happily do any. Really want try hanggliding but this I'll need a few pennies

@FlatlanderHank: A3. Right now I've suggested a heli-transport camping, which none of us has done yet, @ThatOutdoorGuy... Usually I hike in.

@InnTownCamp: A3: More family camping #letscamp @ThatOutdoorGuy @monicagoesshow #adventurechat https://t.co/AoFTxZCTAx

@boomergirl50: Q3 We #roadtrip Canada for @Roadstories. #BritishColumbia ferry route on our 2016 bucket list. #adventurechat https://t.co/nknKjMcSVO

@VanessasWay: A3: Hiking and more hiking. A friend got me into it and now I can't think of anything else #adventurechat

@ThatOutdoorGuy: Q4. Is there much planning needed to successfully complete your adventure? #adventurechat

@BGJensen: Capitol Reef is like the lesser known wilderness of the Utah parks, but I would love to explore it too. #adventurechat

@rangerkaitimay: A4: I think planning is part of the fun of your adventure!

@AFKTravel: A4: No, just need to hire a car that fits my sand boarding gear, & pick up my co-driver - we usually just wing accommodation #AdventureChat

@monicagoesshow: A4: For the trapeze catch, no planning but for Half Dome, yes! I need a permit #adventurechat

@MrTrollHorse: A4: Actually there is some planning but it's not hard that I believe to be.

@averi_melcher: Scotland is soo beautiful! Just did a little trek around the Highlands & Isle of Skye #adventurechat https://t.co/siU1qIze2t

@TravelAtWill: Adding Byrce and Zion to our National Park list is yet Unfinished Adventures! https://t.co/KZNBEzLluw #adventurechat https://t.co/KBPQlRmrXk

@BenOnAdventures: yes ALOT #AdventureChat

@ThatOutdoorGuy: Right, KB! Last-minute camping trips are easy, while crosscountry road trips, not so much. #adventurechat https://t.co/aVDErkM0xM

@jens2go: A4: Planning's done. Actually, it's the *right* weather which counts (less snow storms, please). ;-) https://t.co/kNcwl0Bzj6

@COlandloping: A4 maps. lots of maps. gotta get better at reading them. #adventurechat

@iwanderandroam: A4: book a flight, pack camping gear, get going #adventurechat

@averi_melcher: The plan allows for a year and a half, but the route proves to have many beautiful distractions along the way :) #adventurechat

@findinganeish: A4. Finding a trail and booking the necessary accommodation along the way. I'm a hiker, not a camper. #adventurechat

@julietrevelyan: A4 Planning any trip for me always involves finding good mini-farm care, and scheduling around guiding & writing. #adventurechat

@boomergirl50: Q4 Mid wk less planning req'd than wkends in #Canada Less traffic, more #campsites #lodging. #adventurechat https://t.co/OEjMwiyJwc

@Go_hunt_game: just dropping by to say hi. Gotta do that work thing. A4: #Adventurechat https://t.co/I4V1Kd9IvV

@VanessasWay: A4: Working full time the issue is more on the time side than anything else :/ #adventurechat

@ThatOutdoorGuy: Q5. Will the completion of this adventure be costly, or is it more of a personal pride issue? #adventurechat

@AFKTravel: A5; Personal pride - I’ve been sand boarding for years, so I have my own gear and can drive to Namibia from Cape Town #AdventureChat

@COlandloping: A5 costly in time/effort, priceless in terms of the stories and experience gained! #adventurechat

@Campfire_Meals: Showing up a little late due to a meeting! Let's go #AdventureChat!!

@jens2go: A5: More pride than money. Ah, actually: more fun than anything. (I mean, how often could you explore #StarWars Hoth?! ;-) ).

@monicagoesshow: A5: More pride than money but the time off with cost a bit.

@tinaoutdoors: A5 A personal accomplishment. Love the thrill of finding cool places and write about, sharing with others #adventurechat

@mountainsquid04: @TravelAtWill #adventurechat Be sure to hike to #angelslanding! #zionnp @monicagoesshow

@ThatOutdoorGuy: A5. Thankfully, not nearly as costly as our first #RoadTrip, which lasted 33 days. #adventurechat

@Campfire_Meals: A5. An adventure on my bucket list for 2016 is going to the Rockies! It shouldn't be too costly. #adventurechat

@ThatOutdoorGuy: Crash with the gazillion #AdventureFriends who live in the Rockies! : ) #adventurechat https://t.co/U0tTJQ43i0

@findinganeish: A5. Not particularly. Walking is free, so it's really just the cost of bed and breakfast. And beer, of course. #adventurechat

@InnTownCamp: A5: Finishing a campground is definitely more costly then pride, build it and they will come @ThatOutdoorGuy @monicagoesshow #adventurechat

@MrTrollHorse: A5: I always feel like George Bailey when it comes to my travel dreams! @monicagoesshow @ThatOutdoorGuy

@julietrevelyan: Q5 Personal pride all the way! #adventurechat

@boomergirl50: Q5 See the Arctic before it disappears, connect with nature daily, paint plein air. #adventurechat

@ThatOutdoorGuy:Q6. Is this a family adventure, an event with friends, or a solo event?

@monicagoesshow: A6: It’s more like a whoever-will-go-with-me adventure!

@ThatOutdoorGuy: Sounds like a plan, my campground-building friends! Here's hoping they ALL come...with reservations! #adventurechat https://t.co/b7N10F3wx9

@gypsywonders: Lovin all of the incredible ladies killing it on today's #adventurechat #outdoorwomen #getoutdoors #likeagirl

@COlandloping: A6 with the husband & dog. He's a surprisingly good hiker for having short legs. #adventurechat https://t.co/U85xJbcVLL

@ThatOutdoorGuy: A6. As with all of my greatest adventures, as a single father, it is a #FamilyAdventure. #adventurechat

@Campfire_Meals: A6. I would make it an event with friends. I like solo trips, but I will never turn down a trip with friends! #adventurechat

@jens2go: Short stopover only at today's #adventurechat. But fun anyway! Hope to see you next week.

@mountainsquid04: A6. Will probably be solo. #adventurechat

@AFKTravel: A6: So far it’s me and my partner, but whoever can get time off their 9-5 and is willing to join us is welcome to come along #AdventureChat

@MrTrollHorse: A6: This year, it will be a travel with a friend unlike solo trips of last year. @monicagoesshow @ThatOutdoorGuy

@monicagoesshow: Wanna guest co-host an #adventurechat? DM me! Super fun and you pick the topic =)

@julietrevelyan: A6 With friends. Have many who've done it before, and some who haven't. Looking for a good combo. #adventurechat

@findinganeish: A6. I've done most of my walking with the same few friends, and I hope this year will be the same. #adventurechat https://t.co/XQiRIkbzFU

@InnTownCamp: A6: The Inn Town Campground will be all of the above!

@tinaoutdoors: A6 Solo for most of this adventure but hubby & 2 Huskies will be tagging along for some of them #adventurechat

@VanessasWay: A6: My friend got me into it and she keeps taking me along. Basically using me for training for her BIG hikes #adventurechat

@InnTownCamp: A6: I look forward to more solo adventures @monicagoesshow

@easyisaaa: https://t.co/Z45vA2Ru63 A6: I look forward to more solo adventures monicagoesshow #AdventureChat https://t.co/xdckmeTqJ1

@ThatOutdoorGuy: Q7. How long do you anticipate it will take you complete your adventure? #adventurechat

@monicagoesshow: A7: Trapeze? one day, Half Dome? a few days, Havasu? a week =)

@InnTownCamp: A7: @ThatOutdoorGuy @monicagoesshow We will be open this summer... craziness! #Adventurechat

@AFKTravel: A7: I’ll probably spend around 5 days in Namibia plus 2 days of driving

@ThatOutdoorGuy: A7. I’m leaving the month of July completely open, again, although we’ll do things differently this time. #adventurechat

@Campfire_Meals: A7. Most likely a week! But if I could stay longer I wouldn't turn it down! #adventurechat

@findinganeish: A7. This particular adventure should take no longer than a week. But it will hopefully be just one of many in 2016! #adventurechat

@BenOnAdventures: I'd say approximately 4-6 months #AdventureChat

@julietrevelyan: A7 3 days. Slow 'n easy. I sometimes rush through hikes, so I'm looking forward to ambling and soaking it in. #adventurechat

@tinaoutdoors: A7 I'll accomplish this within the next 4 months, our state parks are small compared to others & can be done as day trips #adventurechat

@COlandloping: A7 lifelong! never ending! all eternity! #adventurechat

@trintrout: 10 to 11 days Loop through S AZ from N CA #adventurechat

@ThatOutdoorGuy: Q8. Will you be updating your #SocialMedia platforms with news and photos? #adventurechat

@InnTownCamp: A8: Yes, come follow us on Instagram @ThatOutdoorGuy @monicagoesshow #adventurechat https://t.co/OXg9fpa0A7

@Campfire_Meals: A8. Of course! I want to convince my friends and followers to try that adventure as well! #adventurechat

@monicagoesshow: A8: Obviously! Just started adding pics from yesterdays adventure! https://t.co/wD9iI7LBxZ #adventurechat

@ThatOutdoorGuy: A8. Absolutely! #InquiringMindsWantToKnow … Ha Ha Ha!

@InnTownCamp: A8: Now if only I could find the time to update the blog... @ThatOutdoorGuy @monicagoesshow #adventurechat https://t.co/omQdpgxirR

@BenOnAdventures: yes as much as the CDT will allow #AdventureChat

@COlandloping: A8 sharing is caring! it's fun to hear/see how other people have experienced the same/similar adventures #adventurechat

@VanessasWay: Woops, seems I missed this #adventurechat Still time to join?

@AFKTravel: A8: Maybe just one or two as I’ll have limited connectivity and will be working throughout the trip #AdventureChat

@julietrevelyan: A8 For sure. Though juggling a plethora of social media platforms is a balancing act I've yet to successfully master. #adventurechat

@mountainsquid04: A8. Yeah, but since I am already 1 1/2 years behind on photos. . it'll take me awhile! #adventurechat #hikng #coloradotrail

@tinaoutdoors: A8 Yes plan to start my own challenge 1st of Feb. starting w 5 state parks in 5 days something like that #adventurechat

@gypsywonders: A8 does a wild bear...I mean, of course! #adventurechat #getoutdoors

@julietrevelyan: Yeah, I still need to get that organized. I tend to binge & purge on social media. Need to do it saner! #adventurechat

@findinganeish: A8. Oh yes, as ever. In 2016 I also plan to get to grips with Pinterest and maybe set up an Instagram account. #adventurechat

@mountainsquid04: A8. Most of my #photos go to Panoramio - https://t.co/sl5rTWRPGf but some will make it to twitter! #adventurechat

@VanessasWay: A8: My camera goes everywhere with me, so hopefully I'll be able to blog about it #adventurechat

@ThatOutdoorGuy: Q9. Are you hoping to inspire others to complete THEIR #UnfinishedAdventures thru yours? #adventurechat

@ThatOutdoorGuy: A9. Without question, that is one of the driving forces behind @ThatOutdoorGuy: to inspire others. #adventurechat

@monicagoesshow: A9: I’m always trying to inspire people to push comfort zones and go on adventures, completing them is for my happiness =) #adventurechat

@InnTownCamp: A9: I think we all have too high of expectations, I'll let folks find their own inspiration @ThatOutdoorGuy @monicagoesshow #adventurechat

@julietrevelyan: A9 If that happens, it will be a sweet, unexpected bonus to a wonderful adventure. #adventurechat

@findinganeish: A9. I doubt I have that sort of influence. Sometimes I struggle convincing myself just to finish mine. #adventurechat

@AFKTravel: A9: Yes, but inspiration comes in all forms #AdventureChat

@Campfire_Meals: A9. I try. But inspire and make jealous have a thin line between them! haha #adventurechat

@tinaoutdoors: A9 Yes to inspire others and to motivate me to get outside and stay true to my dreams of being a travel writer. #adventurechat

@BenOnAdventures: yes that's the intention of all my adventures big or small.

@ThatOutdoorGuy: LAST QUESTION: Q10. Anything we left out that you’d like to share about completing your # UnfinishedAdventures? #adventurechat

@monicagoesshow: A10: I just love that we all seem to not only LOVE adventure but are driven to COMPLETING them too! That’s inspiring #adventurechat

@AFKTravel: A10: Always leave a destination you love with a reason to come back - in my case to go sand boarding #AdventureChat

@ThatOutdoorGuy: A10. It would be great to connect with lots of my #SocialMedia friends, like we did last time! #HintHint #adventurechat

@julietrevelyan: A10 Life is short. Finish those adventures, big or small, & believe in yourself. Get out & have fun! #adventurechat

@InnTownCamp: A10: @ThatOutdoorGuy @monicagoesshow best way to recover from post vacation blues is to plan another trip #adventurechat

@monicagoesshow: I seriously love how inspired and happy ya’ll make me during these chats! What a wonderful group of adventurers! #adventurechat

@findinganeish: A10. I have unfinished business with the animals of Scotland. 2016 is going to be the year of competent wildlife photography. #adventurechat

@ThatOutdoorGuy: That was LOADS OF FUN! Thanks for having me as co-host, today! You're the best, @monicagoesshow! #adventurechat https://t.co/UKdRhN1YM3

@monicagoesshow: Thanks all for joining in for another fun #adventurechat! We’ll be back next week with @DevonTheHT same time, same place!

@mountainsquid04: #GoodLuck and #HaveFun everyone! See you on the trail! #hiking

@Campfire_Meals: I have to take off to another meeting! Thanks for a great chat @monicagoesshow & @ThatOutdoorGuy! #adventurechat https://t.co/i6ApwRmWOo

@COlandloping: Yay you guys were awesome! Really enjoyed this #adventurechat. Excited for summer to get here

@julietrevelyan: Thank you, this was a whirlwind of fun! #adventurechat

@tinaoutdoors: Thanks @ThatOutdoorGuy and @monicagoesshow Awesome #adventurechat Now time to plan my next adventure!

@julietrevelyan: Off soon to adventure around here with Wonder Dog. #adventurechat https://t.co/V42OevksQl