Elfin Lakes / by Kendra Archer

A lovely hike on a crisp fall day with great company, few things can be rivaled. Autumn is also an intense time of year for me. My birthday marks the passing of time and always forces me into a heightened state of personal analysis (more than usual, who knew it was possible). It's also my favorite time of year because of it. The change of seasons brings new smells, colder air and a need to look inward and slow down as winter approaches. I love this time of year, I love this city, I love these moments. I'm really happy in the place I'm finding myself right now, flaws and all. So here's the that, to more hikes, more adventure, exploration and growth. Here's to life.