The hike and the forest take on a different feel when you are showing the trails to someone who has never been on them. The hike turns into a exercise and an explanation. You become the window for what they see and you are not able to lose yourself in your own ramble. I don’t do this very often, but I like to introduce the forest trails to those who have only ever walked the road to the top. My friend noted a picnic spot, made comparisons to her ancestral home, and wants to find “little” Mt. Doug.