We started hiking with our girls when they were just babies and we carried them. Some of my fondest family memories come from out time out in nature - on the trail. We've hiked through forests, up mountains, along coasts, on dirt roads, along rivers and off trail. We've played word games, made up stories and told jokes. Now that the girls are older we find ourselves holding friendly debates.
Our most recent hike was in an area near our home - a place we've been exploring for the past 7 years. Winter can be a bleak time, but if you look for it, beauty can always be found.