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Allowing that October in New England is very different than October in Mississippi, what is your favorite month of the year to be outside?  It occurs to me that many people in my area love March and April, but I'm a November fan myself.

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I get around enough that my favorite times for each place.  November is pretty high on my list for many places.  March or April is my favorite in AZ, July in in CO.
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October because that is apple time ... and I was born in October.

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March has always held a special place in my heart.  Cool, crisp October in New Hampshire was fun for the 4 years I experienced that.  August and September for the high country hiking available.  I like all of the seasons, and Winter used to be one of my favorites.  Wyoming Winters cured that.  They just lasted too long.

So, I guess it comes down to March or October.  I'd say, most years it is October.  


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I'd have to say either Sept or Oct. As it's cooler to bp then and less bugs then too, plus the leaves are changing color.
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Best... April or May. I love watching life explode after a hard winter. Especially the blackflies. :D

Worst... November. Dark, 40 degrees, and rain is not particularly attractive. I swear Guns n Roses' "November Rain" was written after spending a week in November in Upstate NY.


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the month of april in the land of Oz(the Ozarks)is the best place and time any one can ever even imagine......

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Generally  I like the  last two weeks of Sept and the first two weeks of Oct.  In winter, it's Feb as that's usually when we have the best snow.  November and March tend to be my least favorite.  Around here they are generally cloudy, windy and dreary.

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October.  Everything about it makes me happy.  The colors, smells, fresh crisp air.  The nasty heat of summer and the bugs are gone.

I'm ok with maybe the third week of April too.  But then I find the first tick on me and that's over.

November can die in a fire.  Any other month with wet, 40* weather and that pneumonia-gooey-dampness can go to Hades too.  Like this March.
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Used to be the fall for me.  September-October.

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My favorite? ???

Any month of winter with deep, cold snow.
Any month of spring with more deep snow.
Any month of summer with green grass.
Any month of autumn with colored leaves,
. . . and with early snow. :D


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September for me - it's my birthday month, but it's mostly the weather here in the Midwest - warm days, cooler nights.  For a while I was taking 2 week road trips out West in September...have gotten away from that but still enjoy camping as much as I can.  October is pretty good, too, but the end can get pretty cold.

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October/November, when the air is crisp and cool, and there's the faint smell of rotting leaves.
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October/November, when the air is crisp and cool, and there's the faint smell of rotting leaves.

I'm good with this.  The last two weeks of October into the first two weeks of November are usually pretty nice here in Maryland.  The humidity seems to stick around a little longer every year so I can't really claim October as a favorite any more in it's entirety.

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In Colorado - late July/early August because I love the wildfowers that are out.

Late Septmeber to mid-Ocotber (also Colorado) for the crisp fall air, blue fall skies, golden aspen, and elk bugling.

Colorado winter - for snowshoeing

My least favorite time of year in Colorado is spring. The snow gets wet and sticky, plus it is too son for mountain wildflowers.


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I love the first 2 weeks of September in Colorado (I WILL make it to PG someday). Then returning home to the Outer Banks of NC for October's glorious weather.
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My least favorite time of year in Colorado is spring. The snow gets wet and sticky, plus it is too son for mountain wildflowers.

But that's when the snow melt surges and river paddling is in its prime. :)  Put on a wetsuit and grab a paddle, fun awaits.

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The humidity seems to stick around a little longer every year so I can't really claim October as a favorite any more in it's entirety.

And here I thought you didn't like October because it meant you had to give me a birthday present...

I'm going to claim May here in MD. Mud season is over, heat hasn't arrived, and everything seems alive.


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January, it's about the only month in Houston that isn't hot and humid

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For doing things with extended family and friends it is December. We just have more time to get together around the holidays

For camping and swimming and rafting in the river with just my husband and I it is August. It would be September for the weather if we were not both teachers

Although this lazy pink glow in my living room window makes March pretty sweet too
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October in the desert Southwest mountains, ... after the rainy season nourishing streams and springs with water, right before the cold fronts of early November and hunting season.  Spring used to be but the weather bounces between 2 extremes anymore (I've been really snowed on over Easter then fire season and closures around Memorial Day).

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I like that line from Jeremiah Johnson where he asks his griz skinning buddy if he knows what month it happens to be?
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The humidity seems to stick around a little longer every year so I can't really claim October as a favorite any more in it's entirety.

And here I thought you didn't like October because it meant you had to give me a birthday present...

I'm going to claim May here in MD. Mud season is over, heat hasn't arrived, and everything seems alive.

Interesting.  My birthday's also in October.  Maybe Jim dislikes October because it makes him think of us.
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The humidity seems to stick around a little longer every year so I can't really claim October as a favorite any more in it's entirety.

And here I thought you didn't like October because it meant you had to give me a birthday present...

I'm going to claim May here in MD. Mud season is over, heat hasn't arrived, and everything seems alive.

Interesting.  My birthday's also in October.  Maybe Jim dislikes October because it makes him think of us.

Jim only thinks of me in October. You go get a new birthday.

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The humidity seems to stick around a little longer every year so I can't really claim October as a favorite any more in it's entirety.

And here I thought you didn't like October because it meant you had to give me a birthday present...

I'm going to claim May here in MD. Mud season is over, heat hasn't arrived, and everything seems alive.

Interesting.  My birthday's also in October.  Maybe Jim dislikes October because it makes him think of us.

My wedding anniversary in my first marriage was October 4th.  Now it's tomas' birthday month too?  Charming...

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During my first couple younger adult decades it would have to be July because that is when I did most of my Sierra Nevada backpacking.  However as the scope of my landscape and nature photography broadened, I increasingly found wildflower wonders about lower elevation areas of California during spring especially in the arid southern part of California. As great as world class areas of the Sierra Nevada are in July and August, some of the wildflower experiences that I've had in March and April are visually utterly mind boggling.  Thus from year to year July in the High Sierra is consistently my favorite month.  However during good wet years that happen 2 or 3 times each decade, March or April get me so excited I'm litterly jumping out of my skin before setting out on long road tours.  Places like this in Riverside County are beyond what one can imagine:



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For here in Colorado/Front Range I like June/July.  I take two weeks in June to tour around and do the family vacation thing and July because most everything is completely accessible for hiking/camping/playing with the RzR.  Really though most any weekend from mid-April through September I can be found "out there" in some fashion.  I stay inside under blankets  the rest of the year.  The older I get the more I hate winter.  Plus, out here in Limon it's too hard to travel around with all the god awful blizzards out here.  If I moved back to The Springs I'd probably take up snow shoeing more seriously.
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The humidity seems to stick around a little longer every year so I can't really claim October as a favorite any more in it's entirety.

And here I thought you didn't like October because it meant you had to give me a birthday present...

I'm going to claim May here in MD. Mud season is over, heat hasn't arrived, and everything seems alive.

Interesting.  My birthday's also in October.  Maybe Jim dislikes October because it makes him think of us.

My wedding anniversary in my first marriage was October 4th.  Now it's tomas' birthday month too?  Charming...

You should have noticed that before you married him.  He won't settle for one gift for both, if that's what you were thinking.
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My least favorite time of year in Colorado is spring. The snow gets wet and sticky, plus it is too soon for mountain wildflowers.

But that's when the snow melt surges and river paddling is in its prime. :)  Put on a wetsuit and grab a paddle, fun awaits.

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