By Dianna Morris
The Christmas season is another wonderful opportunity to go for a hike, especially for families looking for something fun to do either Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, or for folks looking to wear off some of those scrumptious baked goodies we all indulge in during this season!
Many years ago, I took my toddler daughter out for nighttime walks through the snowy fields where we lived. I bundled her up well and packed her, tucked in with woolen blankets, into an old carriage bed tied atop a Flexible Flyer sled and over the fields we went. The moon and starlight made all the snow glisten like myriad diamonds. The night time silence was soothing after busy holiday season activities. If you get the right night, the moon light on the snow can make it appear almost like day light outside.
As the kids grew older, night time walks became a treasured activity. Thoughts got shared that might not have been spoken in all the busyness of our days. Memories were stored up as we saw things the sleeping world was missing. A cup of hot chocolate when we arrived back home warmed us up and made a perfect ending to the evening. Bundle up well and go for a night time hike and you will find a new activity to treasure during this season.