If you’re like us, you’re facing a harsh reality in the coming weeks. Summer vacations are behind you, school supplies have been purchased and it’s back to the grind. You can’t quite smell all things pumpkin spice in the air, but you know it’s coming. Summer — and that fine, warm outdoor life — is almost over.
We’re pretty sad about that. In Alaska the end of summer means the beginning of winter. None of this long Autumn stuff.
OK, sure, there’s a few weeks of Fall tossed in there. But as the yellow starts to creep onto some of the trees, you know that winter isn’t far off. Soon the “termination dust,” a sifting of snow high atop nearby mountains, will fall. Temperatures outside will drop. The wind will sweep through. And that’ll be that for the summer.
We’ve made a strong, purposeful effort to get outside every single day this summer, regardless of the weather. (That’s basically the opposite of what we did last year, I fully admit). But we know our outside time doesn’t have to stop with the end of summer – and neither does yours.