In the era of hiking “challenges” that encourage people to knock off multiple peaks, I’ve been thinking lately about the benefits of hiking the same favorite, familiar trails.
One of my go-to hikes is Poke-O-Moonshine (pictured here in a photo by Tim Rowland). It’s close to where I live, and one that I can do in an afternoon. Over the summer, my husband and I hiked it for the first time with our 5-year-old twins, making for a special event and their highest mountain they’ve climbed so far. It was a proud moment on top, with the wide, sweeping views of the Champlain Valley, under the shadow of the fire tower that you can see from the Northway.
Please share your thoughts, ideas, experiences on your favorite treks.