I like to think we take away something every time we hike. Something as spirit lifting as the first spring wildflower to something as simple as the quiet or a conversation with your hiking partner.
Every once in a while, though, comes a hike that will be remembered because there’s a good chance you won’t see another one like it. Sunday was one of those hikes.
If you were out, you know what I mean. There was the remaining snow, an every once-or-twice-a-year occurrence, not uncommon for winter, but still always appreciated; there was the crystal blue sky; and there was the cold. And if you had the opportunity to hike near water, as our GetHiking! group did along the Eno River, you had the opportunity to see it frozen over. The sight of people walking on the Eno, of this usually feisty river stopped in its tracks, are sights we may never see again. They also serve as incentive, as a reminder that every time we pull up to a trailhead there’s the prospect of a memorable day in the woods.
Here are some reminders of a day our hikers won’t soon forget.
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Our GetHiking! group hikes every Sunday afternoon throughout the winter. We have groups for beginners and for more experienced hikers. Learn more here.