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October 2011

Hiking’s Best Season: Fall

34 tips for ensuring comfort as you prep at home, hit the trail, and camp in the fall months.
Take a slower pace to enjoy the panoramic views of seemingly-endless fiery colors of ashes, maples, oak and tuliptrees. Pitch your tent just about anywhere during the fall foliage season, which starts in mid-September. [image: NPS]

No bugs. Low humidity. Zero crowds. Autumn colors. Make a few easy adjustments to your warm-weather hiking routine and you can enjoy the perks of fall without splurging on new gear. Here are 34 tips for ensuring comfort as you prep at home, hit the trail, and camp.