Quote Originally Posted by SilvrSurfr View Post
I'm still waiting on an explanation of shoulder season and the genesis of the term. Is it some kind of local term? It just doesn't make any sense to me.
Quote Originally Posted by grannypat View Post
I think it is the period betwen high and low travel seasons. May be specific to the travel industry or to a high tourist area.
Quote Originally Posted by avalonmorn View Post
Ok, I just had to google it......shoulder season, the time between high and low peak travel seasons, usually the spring and fall, lower fares, etc. No one is travelling to SW Oklahoma, 3 days ago 108 degrees, then cold front with no rain, today was high 90s.
Well, I meant more in the "shoulder season backpacking" sense. See, for example, here: article on shoulder season hiking

We're off to Mt. Mitchell tomorrow. Hiking the Black Mountain Crest Trail again.