This particular patch of forest is relatively unremarkable save for the path - wide enough for a good-sized wagon, though not smooth enough for the wheels of one - running through it; a skunk browses on low-hanging raspberries planted alongside the path while songbirds flit from branch to branch overhead, and there's the sound of underbrush being cut away somewhere in the middle distance.
A little more challenging is fine -- in her world they had educational books for younger people, is that an option?
Definitely; it'll be easier to find them than to avoid them, even.
Great! Those were always her favorite as a kid, she had a three-volume history of crafting-like-thing that she read until it fell apart. (She also wrote a few as a kid, but those were never very good.)