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10 More Reasons the Pilgrims Came to America

Everyone knows that the pilgrims left England in order to escape laws enforcing worship under the Church of England. But the truth is, that’s only one of the reasons they hoisted their tights, buckled their hats, and set sail across the Atlantic. Yes, they left as an act of dissent—but also as an act of descent. Here are the other important reasons the pilgrims came to America.

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1: It snows way more here.


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2: The whitewater is way better.


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3: No roads, just tons of singletrack.


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4: In 1620, camping was mandatory.


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5: There weren’t enough 10%+ grades in England.


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6: Plymouth Rock has sick bouldering.


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7: Hiking and trail running were the only ways to get around.


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8: England was getting fished out.


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9: Crazy potential for XC ski trails.

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10: Broligious freedom (snowboarder persecution).


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I was searching for serious stuff, but this made me laugh! Thanks to a real outdoorsman! I am not a winter person, but appreciate all of God's outdoor creation!

Thanks again!