We've settled into our damp, autumn weather rather nicely around here. We're more than used to it after all. I've found myself, however, watching the weather forecast in hopes of squeaking in some fun outings on our dryer days. One of these outings was a late afternoon hike. we had hopes of making it out to the falls and back but with autumn comes earlier lock-up times for local parks. No matter though it was still beautiful and the kiddos still got thoroughly muddy even if we couldn't reach our destination.