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      Entries filed under 'Autumn'

        Behind the Scenes: Fall Shoot in the Northeast

        fileThe color is on! We're shooting some images with a cadre of employees from our SoHo, Yonkers and East Hanover stores. So far it's looking pretty nice! ...

        Posted by Seattle Jason on October 10, 2012 4:00 PM & Tagged Autumn and Photography | permalink | Comments

        Now You Know: Why Leaves Change Color

        fileWhen leaves morph from green to gold, orange and red, is it cooler autumn temperatures that trigger the change? To some degree, yes, but the most influential factor is steadily declining sun exposure as the amount of daylight dwindles with each passing fall day. This and other leaf-changing facts of autumn life are described in Why Leaves Change Colors, a science-based summary published by the U.S. Forest Service (Northeast Area). Some other items of interest: • Chlorophyll is just one of 3 ...

        Posted by T.D. Wood on October 25, 2011 6:02 PM & Tagged Autumn, fall colors, forests and leaves | permalink | Comments

        Favorite Fall Hikes, Part 4: The Warmer States

        fileAutumn color will peak soon on trails in many northern areas of the U.S., but let's not forget that there's some great fall hiking down south, too. It's not all about red and yellow leaves here—in some places, fall is simply that blissful time when you can finally turn off the AC and reconnect with the outdoors. Let's check in now with the staff of warmer-weather REI stores for their fall hiking suggestions. For more ideas, see the previous REI Blog posts on early-season fall hikes and other ...

        Posted by Steve T on October 14, 2011 2:37 PM & Tagged Autumn, Fall, Georgia, Hiking, Nevada, North Carolina, backpacking, california, maryland, texas and virginia | permalink | Comments

        Favorite Fall Hikes, Part 3

        fileLove autumn? Then it's time to lace up your hiking boots, clear some space on your camera's memory card and hit the trail. Fall color is now peaking in some areas and just about to take off in others. Earlier this month, we shared some of REI staff's favorite early-season fall hikes and a second round of favorite fall trails focused on early-fall color regions. For this report we again checked in with our staff for more of their most-loved trails of the season. CALIFORNIA Autumn provides a ...

        Posted by Steve T on September 28, 2011 4:16 PM & Tagged Autumn, Fall, Hiking and backpacking | permalink | Comments

        Favorite Fall Hikes, Part 2

        fileComing soon: some of the most spectacular hiking of the year. Are you ready? Earlier this month, we shared some of REI staff's favorite early-season fall hikes. These trails with the earliest-to-turn fall color were mostly in high-elevation areas of the West and Alaska. Now that fall officially arrives next week (on Sept. 23 at 5:05am Eastern, to be exact), let's check back in with our staff for their additional "seasoned" trail picks. COLORADO Want to see aspens without the crowds? Hike the ...

        Posted by Steve T on September 16, 2011 9:33 PM & Tagged Autumn, Fall, Hiking and backpacking | permalink | Comments

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