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    Shoulder season is here!

    It's getting to be that time of year when you can take off your bug net and enjoy the crisp Fall air. It's 48 degrees here this morning. YAY!
    Last edited by Pipsissewa; 09-09-2012 at 07:09.
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    Ok what does "shoulder season" mean? Is it the term for cooler months? Where did it come from?

    I think I may hafta disagree though. I just spent Wed night on the trail in Missouri swimming in a pool of sweat. It was 87* at 9pm and only got down to a low of 71*. A far cry from fall for sure. Now I understand why some people don't camp in the summer. Makes me appreciate the Appalachians that much more. At least it gets down in the 60s there during the summer.

    I think I may hafta make a trip up towards your neck of the woods when I get home and enjoy some of that crispy fallness.
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    Ha!! Man, 87 at 9 pm sounds brutal! Bet you were glad to be in a hammock, anyway. Shoulder season is the time between the hottest and the coldest seasons. It's been hot up here too, but the weather really broke overnight. That's why it feels so great. Hope you find some relief soon, too!
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    I wish I was up in Yancey Co. hiking among the remaining Hemlocks, checking out some great waterfalls. But, 65* at 10:15 north of Atlanta in early September is great just hope it stays.
    Hammocking, car camping, backpacking, kayaking, and mountain biking. Getting in touch with nature is getting expensive. Good thing I can DIY!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pipsissewa View Post
    Ha!! Man, 87 at 9 pm sounds brutal! Bet you were glad to be in a hammock, anyway. Shoulder season is the time between the hottest and the coldest seasons. It's been hot up here too, but the weather really broke overnight. That's why it feels so great. Hope you find some relief soon, too!
    I'm not holding my breath. I think the rain is responsible for this. Mother Nature is simply teasing us.

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    Ahhh my backpacking season has finally started! I love this time of the year.

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    It has broken into the upper 70's for a low only this week here in south Florida. It's 90 by 9:00 a.m. with a heat index of 100. This won't begin to change for another month. I'm headed to New Hampshire in a few weeks.
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    58 AND MUGGY HERE IN PORTLAND, OREGON. what happened to the weather? I think I will take our rain gear, we are leaving shortly for a two day hang.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    It has broken into the upper 70's for a low only this week here in south Florida. It's 90 by 9:00 a.m. with a heat index of 100. This won't begin to change for another month. I'm headed to New Hampshire in a few weeks.
    where it was in the 40's at night 2 weeks ago :0)
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    We had a cold front go thru,,dumped 1.7 inches of rain on us,,for the last 3 months we have been down more than 15" of rain,,now in a week,,we get 5.5" and everything is greening up with a explosion of fallish wild flowers finally, Temp tonite will be 51,,,we have the windows open for the second time since spring,,man,,this is too good to be true and I know it will heat up again but for now, will sleep tonite with the windows wide open.

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