I picked up hiking, and honestly being more explorative outdoors in general. After an extended weekend trip to Seattle and being awestruck by the Cascades, Olympics, and the PNW as a whole, my partner and I decided to take up hiking and adventuring to really experience the world around us. So we bought some discount boots and gear and started exploring the parks around us in the Chicago area. In August I moved to Oklahoma for a job and since being here I've been researching the city parks and state parks around me to find new places to explore and trails to hike. It's been a lot of fun, it's great exercise and being out in the wilderness, even with winter fast approaching, is nothing short of invigorating.