Midwest weather is as fickle as a young colt entering a pasture. Sometimes it proceeds slowly and steadily, and then quickly changes course. A Midwest winter can be unseasonably mild at the beginning of a day, and within an hour or less there is heavy snow falls or freezing rain.
That is why during the winter, I prefer to hike trails or walk paths where I know there are points of shelter along the way. There may be a country road with a farm open to the public along the way or a woodlands trail with a log cabin nature center along the path.
If the weather turns harsh, I stop inside to take shelter and I learn something new. And, I love log cabins…don’t pass up and opportunity to explore them.
Enjoy your winter hike.