Tuesday, November 27, 2012

What the Fall Season Means to Some of Us...

The leaves change colors, the air dries, the temperatures drop.  These are the characteristics of a typical fall season...unless you live in New England where you get 2 consecutive years of having a major hurricane followed by a freakish snow storm (which are so big and bad they give names to them!).  But then it goes back to normal and we resume our normal fall activities whether it be hiking, rock climbing/bouldering, or cleaning out your gutters twice a week because you have too many trees living by you.  I prefer the hiking and rock climbing over cleaning the gutters (who wouldn't!).  I have been out hiking and climbing at my local climbing spot and was able to capture some nice outdoor shots and put together some videos of climbing.

The picture above is not a fox or a dingo, but a rare breed of dog that has the capability of convincing you to give her a bite of whatever you're eating.  Well not rare, but this is actually my dog Bailey.  She is an amazing hiking companion and crag dog.

The above picture is my friend Sean.  He has also been out at the crags working on his projects before the winter takes over and ruins everything for us climbers. 

For some people the fall brings an end to the outdside fun that was had in the summer, but for others it ushers in the beginning of their outdoor adventures.  For me, it is the latter.  The woods of Connecticut is the place where I can let go of the stresses of the week and crush it away on some obscure rock in the middle of nowhere.  In the past month I have put together two videos of some of the climbing I have been doing.

Whatever the fall season means to you, make it a good one and try to explore something new in your area.  You might be surprised at what it could offer you.