The specialness of a person, place or thing sometimes sneaks up quietly. Rich treasures do not all blast with a loud speaker and flashing sparklers.
- A quiet person who doesn’t jump to the front of the crowd, but emerges from the background over time with a sharp intellect, generosity of heart, or quirky sense of humor.
- A well chosen gift that exudes meaning and thought rather than monetary value.
- A hiking trail that isn’t a “big name” trail with crowded trailheads, but reveals treasures at every turn: wild irises in various colors, sharp turns along steep ravine edges, wooden footbridges, waterfalls, and patches of redwoods.
Just such a trail is introduced in this week’s Hike Notes, Tucker Trail. Tucker Trail and Tucker Cutoff Trail in the Marin Watershed are filled with special pleasures of their own, while also connecting to the wonderful Bill Williams Trail and Eldridge Grade (see Bill Williams – Tucker Trail Waterfall Hike and Eldridge Grade – Windy Ridge Hike Notes.) These lesser traveled trails offer some of the best treats the Marin Watershed has to offer.
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.
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Hike Notes 117: Tucker Trail
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