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The Christmas Hike

The Christmas Hike

Twas the morning of Christmas
And all through the trail
Creatures were stirring
Moose, fox, even snail

Apples and Cliff Bars
Tucked in my pack
With two liters of water
All strapped to my back.

Sitting on my favorite rock overlooking a seemingly endless view of trees and hills with the sun in the sky on my christmas hike
The Christmas Hike at Staunton State Park

Plenty of layers and
A nice wool cap
I sure hope the bears
Take a long winters nap.

When out in the field
I heard such a noise
A family of deer,
A mom and some boys.

A couple of deer in the woods with the baby of the two looking back at me on my Christmas Hike
Deer enjoying the holiday

My pace moved quicker
through tree and meadow
Spikes on my feet
to help as I go

Through oak and willow,
Birch, Maple and Pine
The views in the forest
Look ever sublime.

A semi snow covered trail through the forest on the Christmas Hike
The Christmas Hike isn’t all sunshine!

To cliff or to valley?
The trail climbs like a stair
I gasp and breathe deeply
The crisp mountain air.

A view of one of the highest and rockiest peaks in the park on the Christmas Hike.
The Christmas Hike doesn’t skip on views.

Quick to the summit
Before day turns to night
Merry Christmas to All!
And to all a good Hike!

A selfie of happy Fatman wearing a christmas stocking cap and some christmas jammies which are perfect for a christmas hike.
Have to dress the part if you are going to take a Christmas Hike

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