A Regular Escape
Words in a recent World Walks contribution hit home for me:
“I enjoy this walk because it provides access to nature and solitude very close to my house ... It’s more of a regular escape than a special walk.”
Contributor Sally captured the key to many of our family walks. Our regular dose of nature and peace doesn’t require a long drive out of the city. Walks right near home have as much power to soothe souls and lift hearts as a special destination hiking trail.
Check out Sally’s stunning photographs of her Green Farm Conservation Park walk, and see why she loves going there.
Last week we were on one of “our own backyard” walks a few blocks from home, the always spectacular Sutro Baths. On clear days you can see the shape of the coast sixty miles away. On foggy days you can still make out pelicans flying in formation low over the waves.
Do you have a favorite walk near home, or a special hike you make a special trip to get to? Share with readers in World Walks! Two or three sentences and photos allow other readers to enjoy spots you love.
We are grateful for exceptional, far-from-home hikes, but tapping into nearby nature spots is our daily sanity saver. Remember to take a deep breath and enjoy a quiet nature moment, even if just listening to a bird or watering a plant at home.
This week’s Hike Notes are from the archives, Sutro Baths, the scenic ruins of a once-grand structure at the western edge of San Francisco, where sea lions and whales swim offshore, and big ships can be seen heading out to the Pacific from the Golden Gate.
This week’s Hike Notes from the Archives:
(Original Hike Notes 70): Sutro Baths
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