Seeing Past the Confusion
Worthy treasures can be hidden by overlapping obstacles.
Obscured by the tangled mass of cypress branches in this photo is the silhouette of a raven. Mouth open, head tilted upward. This concealed raven carries a special meaning for me (see “Guardians” Insights post).
Treasured destinations may also require getting past obstacles, sometimes literal road blocks. Point Reyes National Seashore as a concept is a simple, stark place of wild beauty. Logistically, though, its powerful allure brings challenges for a rustic place with limited roads and facilities. Successfully visiting Point Reyes means checking for road closure alerts, winter shuttle bus availability during whale watching season, and guessing whether suddenly wet, windy weather will derail a visit plan.
The effort to see beyond a jumble of confusion may reveal something precious.
This week’s Hike Notes, Point Reyes Lighthouse, introduces a historic lighthouse gem in Point Reyes, west of Drakes Bay.
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Hike Notes 99: Point Reyes Lighthouse
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