Our first hike in at least a couple of months. I shake the cobwebs loose from my legs. The sensation of peace slowly comes back to me. I remember with every step why I love to hike. I stop once in a while to listen to the silence, to feel the cool air. The sky is bright and blue, the air crisp. These little breaks are vital. more important that getting to the end of the trail, I must take in my surroundings. Focus on the now. And then take some pretty pictures. Ya know, for funsies.