I recently booked a trip to Colorado and couldn’t be more excited to get my fix of snow and mountains in for the winter. Living in Austin, Texas, winters aren’t much of a change in scenery so I’m really looking forward to getting that “winter wonderland” experience.
When winter rolls around, I find myself lusting for those summer days where you could just slip into a bathing suit, slap on some sunscreen and a hat and be good to go for a day of paddling. Colder weather calls for much more preparation when you’re dressing to keep warm on the water.
Whenever temperatures start dropping below forty degrees, especially in regions unaccustomed to the chill, residents begin to focus they’re time on indoor activities and perfecting already flawless hibernation techniques. Don’t get me wrong, winter hiking/camping is not meant for the faint of heart, but it’s also not something to knock without trying.
Based on the sheer volume of pictures I am seeing with kids and their new and loaded backpacks on Facebook, it seems that school is back in session. Some may see it as the end of summer but the heat is still on for most of the country and before we begin to plan out our cooler weather outdoor adventures, we should all take advantage of what’s left and enjoy the warmer temperatures to the fullest extent.