No Stone Unturned
People seeking solutions to apparently unsolvable problems have a common trait. They do not give up.
Parents of children facing intellectual, developmental, physical and other challenges work relentlessly to find things that help. We may go for years feeling like we’re banging our heads on a brick wall without progress. Giving up would be unbearable.
Autism parents see children with great potential trapped under mysterious, intertwined layers of difficulty. Layer by layer, year by year, we search until we find even a tiny crack of progress. That tiny crack may lead to a big breakthrough.
Spending time in nature, combined with the physical exertion and sensory input of being on a hiking trail, was a crack that led to a gushing dam of progress for our son. (See Home page.)
As we all deal with the restrictions of sheltering for the pandemic, the range for outdoor adventures has become narrower. Within our limited distance, we have discovered new back trails to walk. We have happily explored a series of small lakes that we’d never visited despite decades of living by Golden Gate Park.
This week’s Hike Notes, Metson Lake – Golden Gate Park, brings readers to a charming, often overlooked, tiny lake in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.
The long list of Hikes can be found on the Quick View Hike List and on the main Hikes page. All past Insights posts can also be viewed in the Insights/Hike Update News archives.
Check the Home page for the broader background story. If you’re not able to take one of these Northern California hikes, hopefully you can enjoy the photo galleries at the bottom of each hike page! Click Insights/Hike Update News for inspiring reflections. Please feel free to share.
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Hike Notes 106: Metson Lake – Golden Gate Park
Sharing insights and hiking highlights (Hikes, Hike Search by Area) from the special needs caregiver front in San Francisco.