Editor’s Note, October 2014

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(Photo by Conor Barry)

(Photo by Conor Barry)
(Photo by Conor Barry)

 
Fall is when most people start to slow down on heading outdoors. Summer is over. Its getting colder. It might even be snowing a bit at the higher elevations. But that’s no reason to stay indoors. Fall is my favorite time of year, and it’s not because of pumpkin spice cookies and what I’m wearing for Halloween — I couldn’t care less. It’s because there’s nothing better than crisp, cool mountain air, colorful leaves and fewer crowds. I’ve said it a million times, but I prefer my time in nature to be as human-free as possible. The shoulder season is the perfect time of year to gear up and get out. Just make sure you have the proper gear to stay warm and dry.
For this issue, we threw together a few trip options you can do on the cheap because being in college can be rough. After paying tuition, bills and rent, there’s little left over for much more than a bowl of ramen noodles and a Twinkie. With Fall Break just around the corner we wanted to help you plan your next autumn adventure without breaking the bank.
Fall is short, especially here in Utah. Get out and enjoy it while you can. Before you know it, Mr. Frost will be knocking on your door.
P.S. In case you were wondering, I’ll be dressing as a lumberjack this year. Just like last year and the one before that — and every Halloween since I could grow hair on my face.
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