Nick & I hiked Petit Jean last Saturday for the second time together. We went last January & froze our asses off, but it was nice since we were the only people out there.
The waterfall was frozen & absolutely beautiful last year:
As is obvious, it was rather cold.
This year, it was littered with little kids with sticks, parents looking for their children, and old folks trying to stay warm. So, we found a secluded rock to rest on this time, instead of by the waterfall. It was, nonetheless, lovely.
We decided that we're going to try to go every season, if not every year.
Now, I am trying to heal myself of sickness by stuffing my body full of echinacea, ginger root, & lots of tea & soup.