Getting outside into the forest this winter has actually been harder than most years. We are fortunate to have access to wild spaces just outside our door and can walk with the young ones to any number of places in our town. The snow has caused us to spend more time inside that usual this year and has been a mental more than a physical hurdle. This weekend we promised ourselves that we would get outside rain or shine. Lucky for us it was a spectacular day and we took advantage by hiking the foothills of our towns namesake peak, Mt. Hope. I hope you enjoy as much as we did.