The Urge for Hiking in the Winter
I awoke today and found the frost perched on the town
It hovered in a frozen sky, then it gobbled summer down
When the sun turns traitor cold
And all the trees are shivering in a naked row
I get the urge for going
When the meadow grass is turning brown
~ Joni Mitchell, excerpt from the first verse of her song, Urge for Going
Winter is such a wonderful time for hiking in the Ozarks! I like it so much, I wrote “Walking Through Winter” for Do South Magazine.
I’m looking forward to sharing at Hobbs State Park on Sunday, March 3, at 2 p.m. I’ll be giving thru-hiking tips, stories, and information on how to stay well-fed with dehydrated food! We’ll also see Arkansas’ Ouachita Trail and the Ozark Trail in Missouri, and take a short walk with Hiker-dog after the program. Click here for more information: thru hiking with Jim Warnock 2019.
Frost flower on the Ozark Highlands Trail
Hiker-dog at the base of Senyard Falls