I use the word “hike” loosely; more adventurous types might call it an amble, or even a stroll. But I think we get bonus outdoorsy points for being out in the first sleet of the season. We are lucky to live near Slippery Rock Creek Gorge in McConnells Mill State Park. Glacial melt carved the dramatic cliffs and rock formations, leaving lots of fascinating overhangs, boulders to scramble over and waterfalls to find. It kept us moving and we soon warmed up. And the sun did come out.