Tired, stressed, coming down with a cold. Or maybe we’re in low energy mode for no definable reason.
Yet we know that getting up, getting out, and moving around in fresh air would do us a world of good.
On a really tough day, staying home might be the right choice.
If we’re at sluggish-but-mobile level, our family takes an easy walk at our neighborhood beach or park.
Then there are days when we aren’t up for a long drive or hike, but we want to stretch our legs and enjoy pretty scenery. We’ve cultivated a handful of short-drive, easy-walk outings for those times.
Short drive. Easy parking. No steep hills. A dash of ocean, forest or mountain views.
Being a special needs caregiving household, the scale can tip toward “we’re tired” pretty often. But we still get up. We still take that short drive. And we walk, if only for a short distance, and soak up that healing clean air and scenery.
One of our favorite low-key destinations is our quirky little loop from the not-well known Calera Creek garden path in Pacifica to Rockaway Beach and back.
If you’re around Pacifica, and need an easy but uplifting outing, give this one a try.
Please feel free to share. If you’re not able to take one of these Northern California hikes, hopefully you can enjoy the photos!
The list of hikes is getting long! Please check the Quick View Hike List or scroll down the main Hikes page to see the current list of hike notes.
New this week:
Hike Notes 44: Rockaway Beach via Calera Creek Path
Sharing insights and hiking highlights (Hikes, Hike Search by Area) from the special needs caregiver front in San Francisco.