-- Ansel Adams (from a 1937 letter)
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“What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the winter time; it is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.”
-- Crowfoot (1830-1890)
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The arrival of 2016 marks the start of Wild Earth Adventures’ 36th year. Want to help us celebrate our anniversary? Join us on some January and February trips!
Some of you have done plenty of winter hiking in the past, and often tell me how much you enjoy it. And quite a few of you reserved for winter hikes weeks ago.
For others of you, hiking in this season will be a new experience. With enough of the right clothing, you’ll be good to go. You might even actually learn to love it.
No, not everyone finds it easy to warm up to the idea of hiking during the coldest season – although winter temps often alternate between relatively mild and cold.
Of course, this past December was the warmest ever, as was 2015. This may or may not turn out to be a winter that’s more like spring or fall, as it was until recently.
At this time of year many people spend far too much time cooped up indoors, seriously deprived of fresh air, sunshine, and outdoor exercise. How about you?
Many of you know how therapeutic hiking is, and how wonderful we usually feel after a few hours in the exhilarating mountain air. Winter hiking feels just as good.
If you’d like to try joining our contingent of winter enthusiasts (yes, we have some truly avid winter hikers), why not be brave and reserve now for some hikes?
One challenge to some newcomers is all the never-ending negativity in the news about cold weather. The exercise and our clothing keep us warm enough, period!
If you have any questions or concerns about winter hiking and/or what to wear, feel free to call me at (845)357-3380 any weekday. It’s time to enjoy January!
-- Charlie Cook