Walking In Loops
When we aim for a destination, the simple “Point A to Point B” concept comes to mind. Yet how often do we move in a straight line on our journeys?
Whether walking along city streets or on a trail, I typically take several turns to get where I’m going. The same holds true when traveling in a vehicle.
Life in general? Not only do we take meandering paths and detours during significant stretches of our lives, but many of us end up at a different destination than our original plan.
Not only is that okay, it’s good for us. We gain knowledge and flexibility by navigating unexpected paths.
Though I enjoy out-and-back hikes (trailhead-destination-same trail back to trailhead), I really love loop trails. Every step offers new scenery, even after reaching the featured goal site.
This week’s highlighted World Walks hike is a four mile loop walk offering a stunning mixture of mountain and water scenery, with a reasonably smooth path for walking: Gros Morne – Western Brook Pond. This scenic Canadian World Walks hike is an offering from Marjorie Turner Hollman, a fellow hiking and disabilities writer who helps others get out to enjoy nature. Though based on the east coast, Marjorie has been kind enough to share some of her international walks with HikingAutism. Check out her handy guide, Finding Easy Walks Wherever You Are, and her website https://marjorieturner.com for more information on walks, many of them in Massachusetts and other New England states.
HikingAutism shares mostly Northern California hikes, but readers enjoy seeing the variety of walking sites in other countries and parts of the U.S.
Have a favorite walk? Share with readers in World Walks! Two or three sentences and photos allow other readers to share your enjoyment. See the World Walks link for how to submit your walk to share. It’s easy!
Marjorie’s Gros Morne contribution is a four mile loop walk, and so is this week’s Hike Notes from the archives, Tennessee Valley. A four mile loop through chaparral, eucalyptus trees, and gently sloping trails through a valley lead to a dramatic beach opening up to the powerful Pacific Ocean.
This week’s Hike Notes from the Archives:
(Original Hike Notes 7): Tennessee Valley
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