Wednesday, December 15, 2010

10 Things I Love About the Winter

Thanks to the climate here in the Bay Area winter is a wonderful time to hike. The trails are less crowded, the weather is usually fairly mild, and the forests are teeming with life. There are many reasons to love hiking in the winter, but here are a few.

1. Surprise snowfall.

2. Waterfalls at full flow.

3. Cool, crisp weather.

4. Clouds lingering in the mountains after a passing storm

5. Morning frost

6. Tracks in mud and snow

7. Mushrooms

8. Green Hills

9.Hiking during a storm.

10. The smell of the forest after a fresh rain.

What are your favorite things about the winter?


  1. Fog.
    Hot tea.
    Warm quilts.
    Fat rain drops that cling to the trees.
    Less traffic on the mountain roads.
    Stopping for a cup of coffee in a red Starbucks cup.
    Frosty mornings.
    Christmas lights.

  2. Brie your list reminds me of an item I forgot - How nice it is to come home after a long, wetm cold hike, and curl up on the couch with a blanket and a cup of hot coco and read, or watch TV, or just surf the web.