Let’s be honest, guided recreation isn’t for everyone. Some people just like to explore the outdoors on their own terms. Plus, there are certainly people who just don’t like having to be at a certain place at a certain time to experience nature. However, there are many benefits to guided recreation. Meeting people with similar interests is just one. Exploring unknown places and learning new and exciting information are others. Take for example, Nevada Outdoor School’s summer Water Canyon series. These events give you opportunities to learn about the history and culture of Water Canyon on the Interpretive Trail, go birding, learn nature photography and even bike the Bloody Shins Trail with fellow bike enthusiasts. It doesn’t matter if you show up by yourself or bring your friends, everyone is sure to have a great time and take away a meaningful experience. Guided recreation encourages every one of all ability levels to work together, get involved and accomplish a goal, whether that’s to identify a bird or summit a peak. So, if you are looking for some fantastic, exciting ways to learn about and experience nature this summer, there’s no excuse not to – come up to Water Canyon and recreate with NOS!