Spring has sprung, even if it’s hard to tell

At long last, spring is on our doorstep. Although the last few weeks have seen some of the most bizarre changes between hot, sunny days and days where the snow will not stop coming down, winter is now behind us. Now that we have hit the month of April, we can finally bring out the spring clothes and enjoy the sunshine that should start lasting longer. Also, now that spring is coming around, it’s time to get back to all your snowless outdoor sports.

The snow hasn’t been gone long enough to make many hiking trails available, but there are still plenty of things to do outside to enjoy the weather and the change to spring while avoiding snow and mud. The fields on campus are cleared and space is now available to get out and throw around a frisbee or play a quick game of soccer with friends. Although the fields are still a little wet, they are still good for playing games.

Dirty games in the mud can be fun, and as far as seasons to find mud in, this is the best. If you are looking to play a slippery game of football, soccer or ultimate frisbee, now is the best time to do so. At this point in time, mud is basically anywhere there isn’t snow, so it shouldn’t be hard to find it on playing fields or anywhere else in Bozeman. This spring should be especially muddy because of all the wet, snowy days followed by warmer days that provide just the right amount of melting to soften up that top layer of earth and make it perfect for sliding around and getting dirty.

If you are looking for things to do this weekend, remember that it is spring and it’s time to get outside and enjoy the weather. As far as how you enjoy it, there are many options and ways to have a blast with friends.