10.19.2006

Stick season


When the explosion of peak foliage finally drops, "stick season" arrives. Other than delivering a heaping helping of short days, long nights and plenty of hunter orange ... stick season is generally a pretty good time to get aquainted with HBO while we wait for snow to show up.

For those of us in the broad outdoor industry, stick season also marks the end of trade show season ... that liver-hardening span from july to october.

Which brings me to my point .... why do we have trade shows in the most beautiful time of the year and then spend stick season twiddling our Tivo? Why don't we revolt and host Outdoor Retailer in November? I'm sure there are at least a dozen logical reasons the shows are when they are, but what about our personal priorities?

Outdoor Retailer in November !!!

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