Like a Postcard
When I was a kid, we had View-Master devices that offered vivid, stereoscopic views of a wide range of subjects: the pyramids of Egypt, nature images from Yellowstone National Park, scenes from James Bond/007 movies.
The vibrant, 3-D images brought a stirring sense of a perfect reality in those pre-high-tech days before high-definition TVs and virtual reality goggles. To this day, my husband and I catch ourselves on scenic hikes exclaiming, “Wow, that looks like a View-Master image!”
We also find ourselves saying, “That’s a postcard view!” We’ve been to a couple of places where every angle offered a picture-perfect postcard image. Yosemite and Point Lobos State Natural Reserve come to mind.
Most places we hike have at least a couple of postcard-worthy views. Sometimes our eyes fade away peripheral manmade structures to sense the illusion of an unimpeded nature view. That doesn’t make the beautiful parts any less worthy.
May we all cultivate the ability to look past obstacles and emphasize positive highlights in our mind’s eye. Keep putting one foot forward!
This week’s Hike Notes, Coyote Point Recreation Area, takes readers to a county park with a variety of easy trails and scenic views on the San Francisco Bay.
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Hike Notes 174: Coyote Point Recreation Area
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