Winter is not known as a camping season and although it’s absurd to think that people can camp during this period, it is actually a fun experience. It isn’t just the cold weather that feels comfortable to lie down in but there are many reasons why you go camping this winter season. Here are the three reasons why you should try winter camping
1. Blissful silence
One of the main reasons why people go camping is because they crave silence and want to get away from the noisy hustle of everyday life. The blissful silence that people crave is even more pronounced when you camp in winter. There are few or no people in campsites. Also most of the buzzing bugs such as mosquitoes will no longer be around to cause disturbance as they can’t stand the cold. Generally, the world usually seems to have slowed down and the only noise you can hear is that of wildlife, birds or soft breaking beach waves.
2. Exploration is Easier
As rivers, lakes and ponds freeze up, you will be able to explore more land within a short time frame. During the warmer seasons you have to move around to avoid water bodies but the with freezed-up water, you can simply go straight across. During this season trees shed foliage while the underbrush is flattened by the snow which will allow you to traverse easily and explore more.
The bare land and bare trees offer a wide and open view of everything around you. The winter night sky is the most beautiful; you’ll get to enjoy unobstructed view of the star-lit sky. From sunrise to sunset, there is something beautiful and unique about winter camping. The open and wide unobstructed views will allow you to see the natural state of the world better than any other camping season. Note that before you try to cross any frozen water-body, first check with the local ranger to ensure that the ice is safe to walk on.
3. Less Crowd
Because a lot of people don’t know winter as a camping season, this will actually work in your favor. When you decide to go camping during this season, you are almost guaranteed that you will be alone with plenty of space. The cold deters a lot of people making campsites & trails to be less crowded if they are not empty. Not only are the sites less crowded, but they are also cheaper. Fewer crowds’ means you’ll hear less noise from other campers in addition to a wide range of campsite options. You will have the chance to enjoy attractions and amenities in the camp-ground in relative solitude.