Feast or Famine
“Rain, rain, go away, come again some other day,” we used to sing in elementary school.
One summer as a kid in Upstate New York, we set up camp in the Adirondacks for a two-week family vacation and didn’t have a single dry day. My dad spent hours in rain gear digging trenches to redirect the rain around our tent.
As a long-time resident of California, I’ve wished for rain through many years of drought. It’s worrisome in a slow burning “When is this going to get better?” kind of way.
And then the atmospheric rivers strike. Giant masses of moisture pummel the land relentlessly, toppling trees whose roots have been weakened by long years without enough water.
Nature delivers traumatically damaging weather events, but plants, animals and people somehow keep going.
Like the camp shovel my dad used to dig rain trenches, resilience and determination are handy tools as we face stormy stretches of life. Keep putting one foot forward!
This week’s HikingAutism Hike Notes from the archives is Cataract Trail to Cataract Falls, a woodsy trail leading to one of Marin’s beloved waterfalls.
This week’s Hike Notes from the Archives:
(Original Hike Notes 100): Cataract Trail to Cataract Falls
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