There is so much to love about the Walla Walla Valley. As a world-renowned destination for the most romantic beverage on the planet, wine, and home to the friendliest people on the planet, outdoor recreation just adds to the allure. Versatility is what I love most about recreation, a stroll through 100-year-old trees at a city park or a grueling ascent up a little-known trail.
The new year often ignites the urge to set goals and implement change. Considering one of my favorite books is Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande, my goals for Outside Walla Walla as well as family outings for the year involve a list. The latter is a fun group project. You can learn a lot about what each member of the family is interested in by simply asking. I’m often surprised by what ends up on my list. With a month under our fanny pack, what do you want to do in February?
While the definition of outdoor recreation is broad and versatile, the tradeoff is the fact that those enjoying outdoor activities must remain flexible. February could bring powder so deep you can’t see your legs except when riding the chairlift up for yet another epic run. February can also provide opportunities to test your gear’s waterproof claim. Regardless, grapes aren’t the only result of a crush.