Last weekend was cold and icy but on Sunday we managed to go for a short hike at a local park. The ground was covered in snow but cresting the slight inclines were a snap with the new hiking spikes we both got as Christmas gifts. We probably could have done the loop without them but they definitely helped grip the ground when we needed it.
Today we headed out to Redding for a hike, driving along a winding road dotted with houses built acres apart from one another and the occasional farm. It was warm, no snow in sight, no need for spikes, a welcome change from last weekend. The state park we hiked has several paths; we chose blue.