My husband found a new hiking hat, and I opted for a pair of Darn Tough hiking socks and a sleeping bag liner. I'm hoping to use the liner for a summer bag to save weight. And I LOVE the socks. They are definitely as great as everyone says they are.
On Sunday after some outside chores, we went on a hike. My brilliant husband (don't tell him I called him that), suggested trying a new place to hike that wasn't too far away. So off we went to Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve. They have several trails to choose from, and most of the trails join each other which gives you the option to make your hike as long as you want it. We took the Nature Trail to the Swamp Trail that followed Swamp Creek with all its little water falls then took the Quarry Trail. We were supposed to pick up the Nature Trail to go back to the parking lot, but we somehow missed the blazes and ended up following the road back to the parking lot. The terrain wasn't anything too strenuous- definitely not the AT, but enough to get your heart rate up in areas.
We all loved hiking the area and will definitely add it to our go to hike locations. Added bonus, we headed towards home and managed to hit the Appalachian Brewing Company's Biergarten for a pint.
It was the perfect way to end a great weekend.