I love being outside during the short, cool days of fall and winter. The cooler temperatures are perfect for hiking. In wooded areas it's much darker than usual but the soft light brings out all the layers and textures of the leaves. I like to grab a latte and a headlamp (just in case) on my way out. And it's especially nice to come home to a big bowl of soup and a glass of wine. The winter hiking season is just starting out and I can't wait for many more long days spent in the woods. These photos are from the woods near the Bear Valley Visitor Center at Point Reyes National Seashore.