What is it about inclement weather that amplifies the call of the wild? The forest takes on an entirely different ambiance during different hours of the day, seasons of the year, and varying weather. Today’s ice storm coated the mountain in a quarter inch of ice; it was like walking through a giant glass menagerie with the silence occasionally broken by the sound of crashing limbs and entire trees.
Don’t wait for “pretty” weather to take your favorite hike. You may find a splendor and solitude during rain, snow or sleet that you won’t otherwise get to experience – – there are no “bad” days in the forest.