Cotopaxi Questival: The 24-Hour Scavenger Hunt Across Oregon
WE CAME. WE SAW. WE QUESTED.
In the case that you caught a glimpse of the craziness that was Cotopaxi Questival on Instagram this past weekend, my brother and I completed our Amazing Race-style scavenger hunt. As a team, we raced all over the great state of Oregon; we hunted out iconic landmarks such as the State Capital Building, mapped the backroads outside of Salem to find one of Oregon's few ghost towns, completed quirky challenges such as reenacting the famous scene from Lady and the Tramp with our dog, or tested our athletic abilities by kicking a field goal with our left foot. It was a wild 24-hours and when it was all said and done we ended up placing 5th out of 110 teams. We are pretty excited to place so well after only being a team of two!
The Questival was a blast. If there is race coming to your city, I would highly recommend joining in on the fun! We met so many fun, silly, and adventurous people at the kick-off festival and en route, as well as discovered all sorts of new spots across Oregon. Winners at each of the 19 Questival city challenges will go on to compete for the Cotopaxi Questival World Championship between Belize and Panama. And how awesome is that?
GEAR FOR GOOD
By this point with The Paper Airplane, you all know how much I love supporting organizations that give back to the community. Cotopaxi Gear for Good is an outdoor gear company with a mission to eradicate poverty. So, not only is the gear on point style-wise, you can feel good about supporting developing communities across the world. I like to call that a win-win.