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Pre-canned adventure: does it really test your mettle?
Over the last few years, I've noticed that more and more pre-canned adventure events and business have started. The Warrior Dash and other such races have specific obstacles, and groups like these have pre-canned hikes, food and places to stay. These events can certainly be challenging, but everything is planned and orchestrated by someone else. And you can probably get a t-shirt.
In contrast, I've been hiking my entire life, with the last decade focusing on Colorado 14ers. You truly never know what's going to happen, it's personally challenging, and you're ultimately responsible for yourself.
My question: is an adventure really an adventure if you know exactly what's going to happen and what to expect? Is an adventure really an adventure if someone placed all your obstacles at specific intervals and will pick you up for foie gras at the end?