Smiles at the Trailhead
Hiking enthusiasts come to love walking in nature through unique journeys. Some of us want to share our love of a good trail so much that we create websites about it.
I not only enjoy sharing hike information, but also love reading hiking and nature posts from others. Over the years of producing HikingAutism.com, I’ve made virtual friends with other hiking bloggers as we follow each other’s stories.
It has been great fun to see what kind of trails people enjoy through their websites. The first friend to share a photo with one of our Just Get to the Trailhead T-shirts was Anusha Lee, who runs the website Taiwan Hikes, where she shares a variety of resources and information on how to make the most of hiking in Taiwan. It was such a joy to see Anusha share her photo when her T-shirt arrived in Taiwan!
My “parallel coasts” blogger friend Marjorie Turner Hollman made me smile when she sent photos of herself in a Just Get to the Trailhead shirt while standing at a trailhead sign. That inspired me to do the same! Marjorie shares insightful information on finding easy walks for those with mobility issues and other challenges in the New England area through her posts on her website Marjorie Turner Hollman and in her Easy Walks book series.
On a recent group hike for the Autism Society, I was happily surprised when some of our favorite hiking friends Susan and son Tyler showed up wearing their shirts! We’d worn ours to take photos that day, so had a fun surprise photo op.
The Just Get to the Trailhead message is that when faced with extraordinary challenges, just making it to the starting point can be all we have the energy or resources for. That is still a worthy accomplishment.
Remember to be kind to yourself during hard times. Give yourself credit for trying despite it all. Keep putting one foot forward!
This week’s HikingAutism Hike Notes from the archives is Battery Townsley, a short but steep hike from Rodeo Beach to a historic military site with amazing ocean views, and the location of some of these shirt photos.
This week’s Hike Notes from the Archives:
(Original Hike Notes 48): Battery Townsley
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