Nothing shines Christmas cheer on neighborhoods quite like holiday lights. But a leisurely drive can turn into a scavenger hunt for the biggest and brightest displays.
Yet, it’s difficult believing we are getting so close to Christmas, as temperatures remain in the 60’s, and last week’s snow melted away… but Christmas lights are everywhere in our small village.
It’s officially the most wonderful time of the year. Main Street was flooded with holiday spirit as hundreds flocked to the Holiday Village Stroll, I decided to walk the less-traveled path, the Christmas-lit one. Tonight, with some fall-like temps, was the perfect time to check out some spectacular homes. Take a peak at my favorites:
We have spent these past weeks experimenting the longer hikes, first because we wanted to know how fit we are, and second, because there aren’t many 46ers left that are close enough.
Dial (front) and Nippletop (back)
For example, the last week of November was spent hiking Sawteeth (14 miles), then Dial and Nippletop (15 miles), and Marshall (18 miles) to finish. The preceding week led us to Nye and Street. Incredible hikes, and at the same time, so relaxing. Nobody around, except for the occasional chipmunk or partridge taking off a few steps from us.
On the way back to Avalanche Pass
Next targets among the 46ers include Colvin and Blake, and the lesser-known and more remote peaks, such as Seward, Seymour and Santanoni. Look for more posts to come.