Monday, June 27, 2011

Go Play Outside

Our family spends a lot of time outdoors.  This week I read an article that confirms what I suspect about our Wyoming kids: that they spend more time outdoors than other kids in the nation.  Almost double the national average according to a study by the University of Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center. It's not suprising since we live in a beautiful state with diverse opportunities for outdoor fun.  We are runners, hikers, skiers, and off-road enthusiasts.  We are fisherman, hunters, birders, climbers, snowboarders, horsemen, backpackers, bikers, and biathletes.   And we are lucky in that we have these glorious wide-open spaces virtually all to ourselves.  There are only 500,000 people in our state, which boils down to just 6 people per square mile.    The only state with less people per square mile is Alaska; one lonely soul per square mile.

Roaring Fork Lake, Wind River Mountains, Wyoming