There is nothing more motivating or rewarding for me than the colors and aesthetics in nature that come together to create a feeling of wonderment and awe. My friend Kevin would refer this as the endorphins driven activities. The other aspect of many outdoor activities would be those that involve adrenaline. Those would include activities that would get your blood pumping and usually experienced while you are doing it, such as whitewater activities, mountain biking, or skydiving. Of Course endorphin and adrenaline are not mutually exclusive. While I do enjoy the adrenaline rush, I am by far more driven by the endorphin side of the outdoors. It seems one of the places that could provide the endorphin overdose resided at the tip of South America with large glaciers and granite peaks. That place is Patagonia.