As much as I whine about winter and snow, there are a few upsides to the season, I guess. By far the biggest, in my opinion, is the relative quiet. Head out into a wooded area like this one and the only sound you’re likely to hear is your own movement. For those of us who would rather have a root canal than visit a nearby mall during the holiday season, this is a big deal. Silence is good; noise isn’t. Even if it means being cold.