Tag: fall

Ibex Ode to the Campfire

On Campfires The often-romanticized campfire is experiencing something of a moment in popular outdoor culture. Instagram photos and post-gravel ride potlucks don’t happen without a good pile of burning wood. Count the number of time-lapse photos replete with darting spark trails and the orange shadows not replicable away from a real fire that you find… Read more »

Fall is the Time for Car Camping and Cocktails

Car cocktails (photo credit: flickr/dotpolka) It’s not PC, but here it goes: I love car camping. To compound the dearth of political correctness: it’s due in no small part to that you can carry cocktails and plenty of ice. The change of seasons has brought on this admission. Just yesterday, my meteorologically prophetic neighbor told… Read more »

Top Five Ways to Peep Like a Local

Leaves… people! Peeping at leaves! We Vermonters have a love/hate relationship with leafing season. How can you not be lured in by the nature’s annual show of flamboyance? It’s stone-cold gorgeous. Economically, we’re grateful, of course, for the multi-week tourism boom. It’s just that as a collective of 600,000+ independent spirits, we still have lives… Read more »

Drawn On The Season

If you think about the movement in the seasons in Vermont, there is a pause that happens every year right now. It’s as though some seasonal archer has spent the warmer months pulling an arrow back in his bow, loading it with potential: the frantic movement of summer, the bike rides, the swimming holes, the… Read more »