Mankind's feeble hiking skills and inability to digest delicious tin cans are two ways that evolution left humans inferior to goats. Channel the hoofed hiker within with today's Groupon: for $65, you get a full-day guided hiking tour through the Canadian Rockies from Adventure Forever in Kananaskis (a $130 value).
Adventure Forever corrals outdoor enthusiasts at a designated meeting place before embarking on a journey up a variety of trekking terrains offering easy to moderate hiking. Instructors certified through the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides lead groups of up to 10 hikers through nature's gnarly landscapes and bad-day tantrums, teaching them to master efficient footing as they look for wildlife. Adventurers should bring their own hiking or athletic shoes in order to deftly traverse the Canadian Rockies' rugged elevations, which reward sprawling surmounters with breathtaking mountain views. Hikers should also bring a lunch and enough water for the nearly six-hour trip or gamble on the spotty service of mountain hot-dog vendors.
Adventure Forever's certified mountain guides and first-aid responders enlighten beginning outdoorspeople and seasoned aficionados alike on the intricacies of ice climbing, rock climbing, and easy to difficult day hikes. During full-day treks and lessons, guides escort troupes of thrill seekers up frozen faces and climbing courses, plying their clientele with the necessary skills and knowledge to tackle Mother Nature's vertical labyrinths. Each experienced guide carries years of wisdom, capably leading participants through regions stretching across Canada, the United States, and Middle Earth.