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Entries filed under 'Fall'

    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

    Our Favorite Early-Season Fall Hikes

    fileSeptember has arrived, which means that spectacular fall color will be starting soon in some areas. To kick off the season, the REI Blog asked trail-loving REI staff in our northern and high-elevation stores to share some of their favorite early-season hiking trails. We'll run suggestions for other regions in later posts throughout the season. You can find more information on these hikes by clicking on the trip names or searching the thousands of trips displayed on REI Guidepost. Please chime ...

    Posted by Steve T on September 6, 2011 3:17 PM & Tagged Autumn, Colorado, Fall, Hiking, Massachusetts, Montana, alaska, backpacking and utah | permalink | Comments

    What Do You Love Most about Fall Hiking?

    fileIn a recent poll, REI Facebook followers judged that autumn (in an upset over heavily favored summer) is your favorite season of the year. Well, don't look now, but fall is just a few weeks away on the calendar. What makes fall such a great time of year for hiking? My own list looks like this: • Spectacular foliage: Some areas of the country put on an amazing display of fiery reds, oranges and yellows. Other areas are more subtle, but still good. Don't forget your camera! • Fewer crowds: Once ...

    Posted by Steve T on August 25, 2011 8:07 PM & Tagged Autumn, Fall, Hiking and backpacking | permalink | Comments

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