Sometimes you just need a little fresh air, a long hike in the snow and like minded easy going friends to put you in that right frame of mind. I am feeling really good this morning. Every year I say I am going to put my money where my mouth is and commit to keeping my outdoor themed resolution. And this year I am actually doing it and feeling amazing as a result. Not only am I keeping my resolution but I am also including Grace (my oldest) and this past weekend my bride. It truly feels great to share that one thing you love and cherish with the people you love and cherish.
Even though it was only one night away, it was what the doctor ordered. Getting in 4-5 mile hike in the deep snow up high on the Illinois River Bluff Trail was not only beautiful and serene and but rejuiced the batteries. Not only did I thoroughly enjoy the hike but the wife wanted to keep going!
My quest to be outside hiking, camping and exploring as much as possible is coming true and I couldn't be happier. I am also currently in the process of setting up the logistics for a mid-Spring AT section hike. More to come on that topic soon.
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