Living Adventure Difficulty Rating on scale of 1-6
1) Social: Dining, drinking, telling tall tales. No physical exertion.
2) Active: Beginner level, but involves physical movement. No special equipment needed. Focuses on social aspects over physical aspects. Examples: Light hikes on level ground. Bicycling around town, walks to a pub.
3) Athletic/Outdoorsy: Regularly active in outdoor sports such as hiking, biking, camping & winter sports. Own your own equipment/clothing appropriate for the adventure, in most cases. Knowledge and skill in maintaining/using the equipment needed for the event. Physically challenging for beginners. If you’re a hiker: Hiking on rolling rocky terrain for approx 3-4 hrs. If you’re a biker: Road ride 35 miles. Bicycling rail trails/fire roads for 15-20 miles. If you’re a kayaker: Can paddle for 6-8 miles or 2-3 hours. Winter sports: Blue or Green marked trails for 4 hours.
4) Experienced: Aggressively active. Challenging. You own your own high-end equipment, in most cases, and maintain it yourself. If you’re a biker: Under normal conditions you’re capable of road biking 50 miles, or you can mountain bike rocky rutted hilly trails for 4 hrs. If you’re a hiker: You could hike for a day, backpack overnight and hike back. If you’re a kayaker: Can paddle 10-12 miles, spending the day on the boat. Winter sports: Can handle most black diamonds. Can be out all day.
5) Hardcore: Needs no assistance with equipment/knowledge/skill. No concerns about completing any type of physical adventure. If you’re a biker: You can road bike for a century (100 miles) or You can mountain bike for a day, camp and come back. If you’re a hiker: You can backpack for 3-4 days. Black diamonds all day. If you’re a kayaker: Can tour for several days. Winter sports: Whatever, you can handle it and for as long as you like.
6) Maniac. Settle down man- no need to hurt yourself.