Sometimes life’s troubles hit so hard and fast, or become so relentlessly embedded, it’s hard to imagine happy bright spots appearing again.
Relentlessly embedded challenge for our family: Helping our son with severe neurodevelopmental difficulties.
Challenge that hit hard and fast: The sudden loss of the young teacher who’d been working miracles with us.
And yet the human spirit finds a way. To wake up and get out of bed again. To put another foot forward. To ask for new help.
Special needs helpers are often patient and intuitive. They are not typically swashbucklers. Yet as a fortunate twist to our misfortune, we met a new helper with a taste for adventure.
The next turn of a winding trail might reveal danger or treasure. We don’t know until we turn the corner, and we learn from both.
If ever there was a swashbuckler’s destination within a name, it would be Pirates Cove. I doubted that I’d get my son to hike there, but with help, we made it.
Today’s Hike Notes entry, Muir Beach to Pirates Cove, is about a hike that is somewhat challenging for distance and steep rocky spots, but it features two beaches, and the starting point, with parking and bathroom facilities, is easily found on a map.
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Hike Notes 1: Marin Headlands Visitor Center to Rodeo Beach
Hike Notes 2: Fitzgerald Marine Reserve
Hike Notes 3: Lands End Lookout to Mile Rock Beach
Hike Notes 4: Muir Beach to Pirates Cove