90 Second Escape: The Winter Hike

Monday — never an easy time for the outdoors enthusiast. After a weekend of adventure, returning to the humdrum work-a-day world can make one melancholy. To help ease the transition, every Monday we feature a 90 Second Escape — essentially, a 90-second video of a place you’d probably rather be: a trail, a park, a greenway, a lake … anywhere as long as it’s not under a fluorescent bulb.

Today’s 90-Second Escape: The Winter Hike.

For the last couple weeks we’ve been having trouble letting go of fall. Then, this weekend, we hiked the Mile-High section of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail between Mount Pisgah and Black Balsam, and now we’re ready to embrace winter. Our 18.5-mile hike was a challenge, but it reminded us of the joys of winter hiking: the silence, the views, the cold, the stark beauty of a naked forest. Take 90 seconds to hike with us and you’ll be ready for winter, too.

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