But now that we have The Crunch behind us, we are mentally free to be getting excited about a new year's worth of camping. Depending on geography, hardiness and druthers, yours may be underway already.
Some members of Sisters on the Fly are camping this weekend in the desert near Quartzite, Arizona.
Saturday, January 26, has been declared Camp at Home Day. If you don't have a trailer or can't get to it yet, come up with a way to pretend. It's the I Want To Go Camping spirit that counts.
And our for-real camping calendar is really starting to fill in, starting in April, with the unclaimed weekends and holidays through September beginning to look scarce.
What does your camping/getaway year look like so far?