I spent the weekend camping in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. It was cold, it was wet, and it was wonderful.
Being in nature energizes me, as I’m sure it does others, yet for many people the fall season can be a deterrent. Even though I was bombarded by the Pacific Northwest’s normative weather (rain!), I was able to enjoy my time in the valley because I went prepared with the right essentials. If you’re prepared, fall camping can be just as enjoyable as camping in the summer.
For me, all I need to do is tie up my hammock, string up a tarp, and crawl into my sleeping bag—being warm and dry are my essential keys to happiness. Additionally, there are a number of other things to consider before venturing out into the fall season for camping. For instance, food, shelter, and clothing are all factors that need to be slightly modified from summer to fall. Also, having a reliable LED light becomes much more important during the cold season. This article on Fall Camping Fundamentals will give you great tips for maximizing your fall camping experience.
The Pacific Northwest is full of beauty, especially with its changing seasons; why limit our opportunities of enjoying this beauty to only three months a year?