We had originally planned our Christmas Tree Hunt for the following Friday, but the weather forecast showed snow and a cold snap to the single digits... and below. So we scrambled to rearrange some work schedules and headed out to Pike National Forest on a mild Monday morning. It being a Monday, we missed Smokey the Bear (he only shows up on weekends), but we had the calm, quiet woods to ourselves.
The kids were really into the hunt, running from tree to tree and generally having a marvelous time being set free to roam.
We left Clara's mittens in the car, so she had to borrow Daddy's gloves