From many outdoor enthusiasts' standpoint, 2006 was somewhat of an atypical year. There wasn't an abundance of snow. Spring weather came a month earlier than usual, but then faded quickly. Summer was largely a washout that also produced a record flood. Autumn weather was more like that of a normal Spring, and Winter's arrival got stuck out West and remains a no-show here. But the weather was just part of the events that occurred last year that affected outdoor activities.