Well, it’s almost May in Summit County, and to us locals, that means it’s “mud season.” What’s mud season, you ask? Like the name states, it’s usually the time of year when the county is wet and muddy. But, it’s really not all that bad, especially this year since snow pack is pretty low. Everyday gets warmer, and as the temperatures rise, the snow melts, providing a plethora of fun activities to enjoy. The rivers fill up and make whitewater rafting a possibility. If you’ve never been, it’s definitely something to check out. Last summer, I used Performance Tours, based out of Buena Vista, and we had an excellent experience. (Look for a blog about that later this summer!) The rapid snow melt also means that hiking is right around the corner, and if you don’t mind a little bit of mud, it’s already here. Breckenridge is still a little wet up on the mountains, but there are a ton of good Frisco trails already open. Biking season has already begun, as all of the recreation paths in the county are open, and the Frisco bike park is too! Really, mud season is one of the best times to be in the county. Since it’s an "in-between time" as far as tourist seasons go, the county is nearly empty, which is such a great reprieve from the last six months of nonstop winter. Restaurants promote 2 for 1 deals, 50% off the check, and other great savings, so it’s the perfect time to check out those you’ve never been to at an affordable rate. Finally, mud season is really just the best time of year to relax, enjoy the local community at its quietest, and get yourself prepared for another season. And as such, it’s time for the SMR family to start taking vacations, and reset for the summer. So, we’ll be taking the next month off from writing here, and hope you have a great “mud season.” We’ll catch up in June!