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Sometimes, in the dead of winter, you just need to get away from the day to day drudgery of a warm and cozy home, and get out and enjoy a little local scenery in the exhilarating January air.

To commemorate our first frigid walk together two years ago, we headed out to Turkey Run State Park for some winter hiking. This is one of the best times of year to get out and see the natural world, so long as you are properly dressed. The snow and ice have a tendency to accentuate gorgeous geographical features that might otherwise go unnoticed in the summertime.

Winter hiking is inherently peaceful. Not only are there fewer hikers (we met only one other group on the trail in our two days at Turkey Run), but the entire landscape is blanketed in a relaxing quietness. The only sounds to be heard are the occasional woodpecker, a squirrel gnawing away at a walnut, and the gurgling of the stream as it is passing under a sheet of semi-solid ice.

Yes, the Indiana winter landscape is a sight to behold. At least, it’s enough to get us out of the house and trudging around in the snow and ice for a change of scene.

Of course, a little coffee and donuts on the way home doesn’t hurt either.

Happy Two Year to US!

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