I could take the dogs, and go up to the hiking trail at the gap between two mountains near here. The main issue with that is the fact that I am less apt to wind up having the dogs run off and leave me, since the trail is wide and clear. If I just go for a walk here, they'll go off on some side trail and I'll wind up walking alone. Without the dogs, how do I know I won't walk up on some hungry bear, come down from the national forest in search of a meal? I'm not so fleet of foot as I once was.
We could walk down to the waterfall. It's getting to be something of a walk but I could do it . I like to just sit down there by one of the pools and watch the water go over the falls. The dogs like to swim in the pools but I doubt they will right now. The water must be icy.
We could go over to the little lake and just walk on the path around it. This time of year, nobody will be there since the camp grounds are closed.
Or, we could go up to the big lake, to where people race off road motorcycles. No one will be doing that on a Tuesday in February. The trails go down along the lake shore and they're perfect for walking as long as you can be sure you won't get run over by a motorcycle.
I could go into town, have lunch and then walk at the park by the river there in town. But I couldn't take the dogs on that jaunt. No dogs allowed.
Looking at the pictures, it seems like I've been doing all these things in summer and spring, when the woods are green and it's not cold. But there's no reason I couldn't do them now. Might even be easier because the humidity is nil right now. When most of these were taken I would bet the humidity was well over 80%.
I'll have to decide on something. I'm not going to spend the day doing what I did yesterday, fiddling with a new timer for the security lights. I never got it to work anyway.