This mostly-pictures post is an ode to my new love: hiking! I’ve done some hiking in my time and enjoyed it alright, but here, I am completely hooked. The vistas are captivating and inspiring, and I feel so free when I’m at the top of an overlook, enjoying miles of forested valley in front of me. Yesterday we took Pineknot Trail to Grand View Point–8 miles of grandeur. Today I pored over trail guides for the Big Bear Valley and made a list of all the other trails I want to sample while we’re here.