Favorite, Secret Places
In a year of posting hikes on HikingAutism.com, I have yet to post any of my top favorites. Most of us have people, places, and things so special to us that we’re not inclined to share them.
In the early stretch of our special needs son’s breaking free from his housebound state and getting outdoors (Home, In Memory and Thanks), California was suffering from on-and-off drought conditions. Finding an actively running waterfall felt like searching for a rare bird.
In winter when we’d get some rain, I’d think, “Now is the chance to hike to a waterfall!”
The Bill Williams Trail in Marin County stood out on a list of waterfall hikes. My son, his hiking guide buddy and I headed up the trail, thinking the first small falls we saw in the forest was “the waterfall,” but turns out the bigger falls are deeper in the forest.
Something about running water mesmerizes my son and tames his sensory overload, a bonus to getting outdoors near creeks, waterfalls and ocean waves.
The main falls on the Bill Williams Trail are nice, but the magical spot for me is a wooden bridge at the base of the creek, leading to a mysterious, woodsy stairway.
This week’s Hike Notes lead along Bill Williams – Tucker Trail Waterfall Hike, one of my favorite destinations in the always wondrous Marin Watershed.
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Hike Notes 54: Bill Williams – Tucker Trail Waterfall Hike
Sharing insights and hiking highlights (Hikes) from the special needs caregiver front in San Francisco.