Our Own Special Icons
Dramatic red towers rising above deep blue water from rocky cliffs on either side, the Golden Gate Bridge is a visual icon.
Worn out tourist stereotype? Not for me.
I’ve been looking at the bridge as part of my neighborhood scenery for decades now, and it always takes my breath away.
Tips of the towers peeking through thick fog, or clean red edges looming brightly against a vibrant blue sky, it always knocks my socks off.
It certainly has a “looks like a postcard” quality, but I let the entrancing image transport me from day to day worries into a mental vacation mode. I cannot count the times that I’ve been looking at the bridge on a particularly stunning day and said out loud, “We live right here, for gosh sakes. How crazy is that?”
May everyone have something nearby that makes them feel like they live in a special, beautiful place, and that allows them to forget the world’s troubles for a few moments.
This week’s Hike Notes, Eagle’s Point, leads readers to one of many great locations for gazing out at the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco Bay, and the Marin Headlands.
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 121: Eagle’s Point
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