Posted by Michael Denning on 10/10/2017
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Tips for Awesome Autumn Camping
Let's face it: summer is just too hot for some people. Even
if you love the outdoors, you can be driven inside by heat, humidity, bugs, and
all the other less-pleasant parts of outdoor summer living. If this sounds like
you, you probably can't wait for the cooler weather of autumn to get you out of
the air conditioning and back under the trees and sky.
Autumn isn't the most popular camping season, but it has
some great points that frequent fall campers swear by. In deciduous landscapes
where trees change color for the season, camping provides a way to get right
into the middle of those gorgeous autumn forests and surround yourself with the
vibrant reds and golds of trees getting ready for winter. In other climates
closer to the equator, autumn provides a break from subtropical heat and
humidity that allows you to fully appreciate the beauty of Nature without all
the sweaty stickiness that usually keeps you indoors. Plus, since fewer people
camp in the fall, some campgrounds and national parks offer off-season
discounts on camping permits— definitely worth asking about!
If the idea of fall camping appeals to you, here are some
things to keep in mind.