Hiking season is here; take a flashlight

B.R. Speare, who goes by the name of Trailblazer when hiking, works to reclaim trails that are hundreds of years old and make them safe for hikers to explore. Photo by Kara Wilbeck

When it first begins to feel more like spring than winter, there’s nothing sweeter than getting outside, breathing deeply, feeling the sun on your skin —and taking a long walk that doesn’t involve an indoor treadmill.

Hiking on flat trails or up the nearby mountains provides an excellent cardiovascular workout, uses most of the body’s muscles and gives the walker a chance to get out and commune with the beauty that is the Litchfield and Berkshire hills.

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