Tis the Season

Have you ever seen the Elmer Fudd, Daffy Duck and Bugs Bunny skit about which hunting season it is? And they go back and forth on who needs to get shot and it always ends up being Daffy? Well if you haven’t, here is the video. But if you have, it will be a good flashback to the days when there were awesome cartoons, and everyone could enjoy them. Now you may be wondering how this relates to hiking.

Well, like animals and their hunting seasons, there are “seasons” when going hiking and camping is more favorable. In the summer you spend your time in the mountains. In fall you spend your time in the deserts and in winter you spend your time where ever you want because you bought a pair of snow shoes and can walk anywhere you so desire.

But since I spend most of my times hiking in the deserts, right now is the beginning of the “season.” Almost every website I have ever been to suggested going to the deserts in the spring and fall. Currently temperatures are in the 70’s and low 80’s and the monsoon rains have passed.

Conditions are perfect for parks like Zion National Park, Arches National Park, Canyon Lands, and other great locations.

Since I am talking about going and doing things in their season, I suggest getting out in every season and go on an adventure. My dad and I have been doing a fun tradition each winter and that’s going on a cold winter camp out. Usually when we go, temperatures are in the single digits at night, and often we are getting snowed on. It’s kind of a strange tradition but there is nothing quite like waking up in the morning and having to change your clothing when it’s 5 degrees.

And why do we do this? For the experience!

You can say you did something and experienced something few people have, or wouldn’t dare to do! It’s a great world out there my friends. Go and experience it! No matter how many pictures you see on my blog or any other persons, it will never give you the satisfaction of what seeing it with your own eyes can give you. What it feels like, and what it took to obtain it.

I am going to try to spend some of my time exploring this season, will you?


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