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When The Shawnee Reveals Its Bones

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Winter on The Shawnee Hills Wine Trail 
When November approaches and the woodlands offer their colorful spent leaves to the forest floor, the secrets of The Shawnee National Forest are revealed. The now barren trees allow for an unobstructed view of the bones of The Shawnee National Forest. The hidden treasures of beautiful slot canyons such as Panther's Den Wilderness Area, pathways of creeks and rock tumbles leading to sculpted waterfalls, and spectacular rugged bluffs are now laid bare waiting to be discovered.
The locals always know. Hiking season for many doesn't begin until the leaves have fallen and the last of the ticks, mosquitoes, and chiggers have disappeared. Heat and humidity - be gone!

Dressing in layers is a smart choice. Your exertion and outside temperatures deem whether or not to layer up or layer down. Remember, hiking or walking in colder weather is good for your heart and good for your soul.

December's frosty breath calls and whispers tails of cas…