Really. You should.
Every fall, the MetroParks in the county I live in hosts a Fall Hiking Spree. Basically, participants have 3 months to hike 8 of 13 selected park trails. First time hikers receive a hiking staff once the spree is complete, veteran hikers receive a medallion to hang on the staff. Pretty cool and free for residents of my county.
Every fall, I say I am going to do the spree. And every fall I never get around to it. Until now.
And I am so glad I did.
I took the photos above. My little guy surprised me by asking for the camera halfway through the hike. He's never done that before, so it was interesting to see the journey through his eyes. His photos are below.
It's okay if you like his photos more than mine, I do too.
I will note that I did have to drag the boys to the hike. No interest at all on their part. But once there, they had a wonderful time playing with sticks, climbing on rocks and tossing stones in the pond. And they spent the entire car ride home picking out the next trail. It was a great day.
1 hike down, 7 more to go.