Bright spots appear when we least expect them.
We all find ourselves in a dark funk once in awhile. Indulging in a little pessimism when the road is bumpy isn’t such a bad thing.
Dipping our feet into the pool of our troubles, even wallowing briefly, can actually help negative vibes depart more quickly.
On rare occasions, a hike ends up literally in a dark place. A trail at dusk offers an enveloping, welcoming kind of darkness. As I feel my way along a path lit only by evening light, though counterintuitive, the gloomy spots I was stewing over sometimes dissipate.
Last rays of sun, suddenly beaming from behind a hill: A match lighting the candle of optimism. Embrace these flashes of positive light. Stop, breathe, and appreciate their uplifting glow.
This week’s Hike Notes introduce a hike to Battery Townsley. This short steep hike above Marin’s Rodeo Beach offers amazing views with a little cardio kick from the climb up to this World War II gun battery hidden in the Marin Headlands. Beautiful in the morning, midday, or for a mystical sunset walk, this is one of our favorite Bay Area hikes.
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Hike Notes 48: Battery Townsley
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