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Falling back to nature!

posted Sep 24, 2018, 7:28 AM by Ryan Wheeler

September 22nd marked the official end of summer and the beginning of Autumn. The mornings are already a little chilly, the leaves yellowing and the evening sun just a little lower in the sky. We can even smell the pumpkins spice everything wafting in the breeze.

Fall, not only a beauty to behold, is a great time to get back to nature. Whether you like to camp, hike, fish or hunt there are a plethora of exciting and relaxing activities to get into and Colorado may be the best place to do them. The cooler temps make for fantastic hiking and there are an abundance of trails in and around our beautiful Rockies. Heading up into the mountains is highly recommended as the Aspens change color, if you can, take the trip mid week to avoid crowds and be sure to have your camera at the ready. Fall provides some of the most picturesque scenes so whether you are planning a 10 mile hike or stop for an impromptu half you’re sure to to capture some beautiful memories.

If camping is more your thing then, again, fall is a great time for it. Bothersome insects are on the decline, cool nights and morning provide the perfect temps for snuggling down and wildlife are seen in abundance as many prepare for their winter slumber. Though we might be tempted to light the campfire and toast those ‘mallows it remains incredibly important to always check for fire bans. Though some may have been lifted, many remain in place, so know before you go and keep everybody safe!

Finally, whenever we are out enjoying nature, be it hiking, hunting or anything in between it remains most important to leave no trace. Pack out what you pack in folks, don’t leave junk and trash for others to clean up or for wildlife to become entangled in. We are lucky to live in one of the most beautiful places on earth, let’s be sure to keep it that way so all, including the flora and fauna can thrive, flourish and enjoy. Happy fall ya’ll!!!