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10 extreme ways to enjoy the outdoors

July 15, 2011, 10:50 a.m.
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Canopy camping

Gorillas do it, chimpanzees do it, and now you can, too. For treehuggers seeking a taste of their evolutionary past and some arboreal-induced Z's, several canopy-camping tour operators now let you climb into the treetops and snooze among the leaves. Granted, you get a specially made hammock rather than building your own nest, and most tour operators offer gourmet meals and other amenities, but this primal experience is sure to help bring out your inner primate. If nothing else, hanging far above the relentless rush of modern life may score you your first decent night's sleep in years.