For me hiking represents many things. Exercise, freedom, clean air, nature, relaxation, the list goes on. What brought this to my attention was last weekend while I was hiking I realized that there was hardly anyone around. Late Fall into early Winter is my favorite time to explore the woods and parks. Southeastern Pennsylvania gets stinking hot and humid in the summer and will soon be dead and frozen as the holidays approach. Right now (mid November through mid December) is perfect for a long walk on a brisk morning. There are no insects to wave off constantly, little worry of sunburn, the rainy season is over so muddy paths are rare, and there are few non serious hikers (you know the kind ... loud, pretentious, on the phone, dropping litter, etc).
When your first deep breath outside chills your lungs and shakes off the cobwebs in your mind, it’s the perfect day for an Autumn hike. Go hiking this weekend, stay safe.
Nikon D800 Nikon 28-300 f/3.5-5.6 @ 28mm f/6.3 ISO 100 3 Image HDR