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From the Editor: Fall

A season of transition to the best time of year
Ryan Thompson
Ryan Thompson, Editor of American Snowmobiler
Fall is one of my favorite seasons, mostly because it is finally the end of summer. I am not made for heat, and trying to stay cool in the summer is one of my major pet peeves.

Mowing lawns is a terrible way to spend a Saturday. And family bonding on the sideline of a summer soccer tournament in 90-degree weather is not ideal. Fall marks the season where I can stop paying what seems like a million bucks to keep my house cool, where we can happily anticipate winter.

Watching my breath as I brush out bucks on the first day of the deer hunt, getting excited about the snow dusting on top of Mount Logan, and Thanksgiving dinner with all my cousins in my grandparents’ house that I now live in are just some of my favorite family memories. You see, I’d much rather push snow and sled, than mow and swim, and fall marks the beautiful transition filled with anticipation and preparation for the one thing my family loves: snow.

Snow provides the backdrop to many of my fondest childhood memories, and as an adult now with my own kids. Sledding, skiing, snowball fights and building snowmen is just some of the seasonal fun that brings my family together. I suspect it’s the same for you.

In this issue we talk a lot about how to make snowmobiling an activity that can bring families and friends together. You can read about tips for taking snowmobile newbies out for their first ride, and about accessories that will help improve family fun.

AmSnow wants to see everyone out enjoying the best season. We also reached out to our readers to learn about their riding traditions, and some are so great we have plans to incorporate them into our own riding posse.

So, as this season has us reflect on what we are thankful for, let us remember our gratitude for the cooler months. Time spent with family and friends without baking in the heat and having to un-see Uncle Joe’s dad bod. Let’s be thankful that the grass stops growing, and that school is in full swing.

But let’s not only be thankful for the cessation of summer, let’s get excited about the cold and plan activities that even those who prefer the warmer months can get excited about.
Ryan Thompson
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