I will put the first day of Spring up against any date on the calendar for my favorite day of the year. The anniversary of our first make-out sesh in the alley with my now fiance is a close second, and our impending wedding will wrest the honors from the Spring Equinox entirely, but my enthusiasm for the coming of longer days and warmer weather will never wane. Truth be told, although I never want a life without the four seasons, winter is the one I have the most trouble with. While I adore the ski gear and pulling on a Patagonia puffy jacket for a trip to the mailbox, the shortest day here in Missoula, MT is just over eight hours, and that means more time inside and less out. I like fireplaces and watching movies and curling up with a good book as much as the next guy, but not as much as watching the summer sun going down at 10:30 at night after getting in a long ride, a run, and a round or two of disc golf. So, Winter, I love your quiet powder and indifference to human comfort, and I will celebrate your return down the line (albeit with less vigor), but today is a day to rejoice, the finest season is upon us. Woop woop…let’s get ready to make this the best Spring EVER!
And woop woop for my very first post as a blogger. I’m excited to begin hosting this site and more excited to make new friends and build a community of sharing, thoughtful and engaged readers. So tell me, what outdoor adventures are you planning this new season?