Outdoor Enthusiast

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About the author:
Steve Priest has a thirst for outdoor activities. Running, cross country skiing, biking, hiking, paddling, and triathlons are among the interests that keep him physically fit, mentally alert, and young.

When trying to explain his enthusiasm for outdoor actions, Steve paraphrases Thoreau's, "Discover I had not lived" with the expression, "Never say, 'I wish I had'." Steve does not want to rationalize a missed opportunity to enjoy life. Personal and physical barriers of embarrassment, reticence, and other priorities are not justification for saying, "I wish I had."

Steve has been a college professor and a healthcare administrator. He has written books and articles on information technology. These quests are professionally rewarding and intellectually challenging; however, they do not provide physical fitness.

His outdoor pursuit began after a torn Achilles tendon, a resultant limp, and weight gain. He turned to physical activity in search of a stress reliever as well as a "lifestyle for the long haul."

Steve's writings on 'Outdoor Play' enthusiastically portray the entertainment of the outdoors. Travel with Steve meet the challenges of outdoor sports that are the cornerstone of his lectures and stories.

Steve's 'Outdoor Play' multi-media presentations include:

* Androscoggin Source to the Sea
* A Rescue on the Allagash Wilderness Waterway
* The Seasons of New Hampshire
* Canoe & Kayak Challenges on the East Branch of the Penobscot
* Paddling New Hampshire and Maine
* AMC's Madison Hut
* Hiking Mt Monadnock
* The Welch Dickey Mountain Trail
* Mount Washington via Tuckerman Ravine and Lion Head

Steve Priest resides in Bedford, New Hampshire with Catherine, his wife of many years. They have two sons and two grandchildren.

If you're interested in having Steve speak, you can call (603) 471-0605 or visit www.outdoorsteve.com.

Outdoor Enthusiast

Never Say, "I Wish I Had..."

Authored by Stephen L. Priest

Outdoor Enthusiast describes the insights and healthy lifestyle of outdoor sports. Steve's stories and lessons make you want to put on your backpack, find your running shoes, borrow a canoe from the neighbor, tune-up the bike, and get ready for cross country skiing!

Some folks call outdoor experiences 'play'. Many adults and children do not play enough. Outdoor play means relaxing while learning and seeing the outdoors from "the inside".

Chapters include: 'How to be an Outdoor Enthusiast', 'A Guest in Nature's Habitat', 'Running', 'Hiking', 'Team Relays', 'Triathlons', 'Marathons', 'Canoeing and kayaking', 'Eclectic Adventures', 'Places to Play in Northern New England', and 'Avoiding Injuries'.

To learn more about Outdoor Steve visit www.outdoorsteve.com.

Publication Date:
1440438404 / 9781440438400
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8" x 10"
Full Color
Related Categories:
Sports & Recreation / Outdoor Skills

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