Posts Tagged ‘fall camping’

Easy Tips for Fall Camping

Friday, November 6th, 2009

Fall CampingSome of you just read that headline and thought: What?! Camping in the fall? Are you kidding me? Well, you’re probably from the Pacific Northwest, like me. And it’s true: “camping” and “the fall” are not two terms often associated with one another here in the rain capitol of the United States. I’d submit, however, that fall camping can be just as enjoyable as in the summer – where ever you are. Don’t believe me? Keep reading.

Fortunately, Coast published an article last October detailing the fundamentals of fall camping. Among the advantages of camping during the fall season the article mentions increased campsite availability, limited numbers of families, kids, and teens, and, of course, the beautiful colors.

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Desert Camping, Perfect for Fall and Winter

Saturday, October 10th, 2009

I came across an interesting recommendation the other day: camping in the desert during the fall and winter seasons. At first, it took me a moment to adjust my mental models of camping and fall/winter. You see, living in the Pacific Northwest, I tend to equate fall and winter to wet and cold (mostly wet). I suppose it never occurred to me that in other parts of the country (or even my home state!) winter and fall don’t necessarily look like that.

The author of the article I read listed several parks he recommended for camping this fall and winter season: (more…)

Camping in Autumn

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

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. (more…)