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A February Hike on the Oregon Trail

Being outdoors has this magical power to remind us of the simpler things in life. The excitement of running a stick through a puddle. The careful placement of our feet as we navigate a bumpy, rocky trail. The warmth and brightness of the sun.

It's been some time since my family has made it out for a hike together and this was our first attempt as a family of six. It felt quite daring to be out there on the trail, especially as we lost sight of the car. While there were certainly a few meltdowns and some falls in the mud, the joy I saw in their little faces was well-worth the effort it took to get everyone out.

Location: Boise, Idaho

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