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Spring has sprung. Don't miss out on it. Photo: Jaider Lozano

Spring has sprung. Don’t miss out on it. Photo: Jaider Lozano


The Inertia

Winter is just finishing up. Her blustery bullshit has almost run its course, thank God. Although she does have some good in her – beautiful north swells, those crisp, quiet days when the only sounds you can hear are your breath and your own footsteps in the snow – by the time spring rolls around, most everyone is damn well good and ready. Ah spring… it’s that time when a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love, right? And since you’ve been cooped up like a grumpy, hibernating bear for the last few months, you’re probably raring to go and get outside. So take your shoes off and dip your toes in that new green grass. Drink up that ever-warmer sun. Now is the time, and here are a few ideas on how to spend your spring.

1. Sleep under the stars.

This one can be a bit risky this time of year. Although there is still potential for a pretty decent midnight drenching, it’s also the best time to wake up, as long as you wake up dry. The air is crisp and cold, and there’s almost nothing better than having a chilly head, then tucking it into a warm sleeping bag for an extra hour of sleep while morning birds try to wake you up. With a bit of foresight and preparation (just check a weather forecast. You’ll be fine), when the sun rises, everything will be coming up roses for you. An added bonus: sleeping in fresh air is one of the best ways to wake up hangover-free. Or at least with a diluted hangover. Even nature’s night wind can’t take the edge off the kind of partying you’re doing.

2. Wake up earlier.

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The sun is starting to break the horizon earlier this time of year, and so should you. Get out of bed an hour earlier, if only to sit and contemplate morning’s awesomeness. There is so much beauty in the world waking up, and if you’re sleeping, you miss it. And you know what you’re missing it for? Boring mid-morning, when you wake up well after the sun has risen, and the day is already halfway around the track. The exciting part is the starter’s gun, not the long stretch in the middle.

3. Stay up later.

Sure, this might make number two harder. Suck it up, princess. The nights are getting warmer and the sun is staying out a little longer. This is like freshman year for seasons. You should be taking advantage of the novelty before it turns into routine. You know that by August, you’ll be a worn out senior with a diseased liver and a sunburn that never really went away. Have fires on the the beach before everyone else is! Act like it’s summer, even if you’re shivering in your tank top and flip flops!

Tell us your best idea on how to enjoy spring! Best one wins $200 worth of gear from Howler Brothers, perfect for those spring time adventures. While you’re at it, take a peek at previous installments of Call of the Wild powered by Howler Bros

 

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