Spring is about starting anew, and watching everything grow around you. I used to like fall the best out of the all the seasons, but now it’s spring. Mainly it’s about revitalizing your mind and spirit, have a brain reset, and wiping off the winter despondency that afflicts many. There’s more light longer, so you can get outside and play longer (yes I said play). For me, spring is the best time to do whitewater because of all the snow melt. My body and mind felt so perfect and clear after finally being able to get back on the water doing what I love. And pushing myself to the outside my comfort zone, take chances on maneuvers, and revel in the wonder of water, nature, and friends.
Threading the needle on a small drop on the Tohickon Creek in Pipersville, PA. Photograph taken by Kevin O’Neill.
Spring to me is the brain and body reset, the longer days, and the genuine need for people to feel connected again that makes it such a special time of year of revitalization and vigor.