Into the Woods
Into the Woods
Crashing waves, long open stretches of sand, pelicans flying overhead. Living at the coast means the opportunity to take glorious walks along beaches and coastal bluffs. Watching the sun set on the Pacific horizon is a priceless treasure.
But sometimes I just feel like a walk in the woods. I grew up tromping through fields and forests in the Adirondack foothills with my brothers and beagles. Few things feel so comforting as a dirt path through a wooded area.
Back east, I grew up with the magical colors of maple trees, and the scented silence of deep pine forests. Trails I walk in Northern California feature redwoods, oaks, and manzanita. I love them all.
The narrow paths through tree tunnels of the Rhubarb Trail in Marin came to mind when I saw the photos for this week’s World Walks from England, Pigneys Wood.
Fourth in a series of World Walks contributions from the Norfolk area of England, Pigneys Wood offers quiet walks along trails in a 52-acre nature reserve, featuring old oak trees and a carpet of bluebells in spring.
This week’s HikingAutism Hike Notes from the archives is Rhubarb Trail to Haypress Camp, a walk that starts on woodsy trails and then opens up to a wider path under open skies.
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This week’s Hike Notes from the Archives:
(Original Hike Notes 26): Rhubarb Trail to Haypress Camp
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