Is your collar pulled high, hat tugged low? Get your mittens out of the chest. It's time for a winter walk. And according to the weather specialists, winter's almost here. Take a long deep breath of the cold, nose-prickling air and pack a thermos of warming hot chocolate. There are places rural and urban to walk on a winter's day. If you're out in the forest, pick a well-marked trail and maybe lay a virtual trail of bread-crumbs by marking your trail with coloured tape. My brother who is a hiker extraordinaire, decorates some of his winter walks with small ornaments or bells that he's bought at the dollar store. it's quite magical to see them there.
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