Updated: Sep 11, 2018
One of the things I love about living in California is the variety of experiences it offers, from the energy and beat of San Francisco & Los Angeles down to San Diego and the secluded mountain hikes. I've spent more of my younger years in a smaller town but throughout the years I have enjoyed more of the city as well as exploring unknown territory in this state. As of right now I feel a strong affiliation to both.
Interestingly enough, there is nothing like hiking around a still pond lake, with your lungs full of pure clean crisp air while surrounded by endless mother nature creations. It is a heavenly feeling to feel the suns golden hour rays seep through and across the treetops -- calming the busy mind of mine.
A winding path with green gifts all around:
“We need to wake up and fall in love with the earth. Our personal and collective happiness and survival depends on it.” ― Tich Nach Hanh
Sometime I've learned throughout the years that exploring a new path without plans -- without expectations -- without a clear path to get there -- can be some of the most rewarding and memorable adventures anyone can have.
Hiking alone? Take Pride in that. Hiking with friends? Make it an adventure.
"Hiking the Matt Davis trail was pretty interesting. Here's way: there are many other trails that cross path with this main trail that could start in Mill Valley or it could go start from Stinson Beach. We started near the Marin Headlands because we realized that I couldn't bring along my dogs. The ranger did say there were dog friendly trails -- so we focused on hiking this instead. The trail was pretty simple, not as intense as we thought. Hiking up the trail -- we discovered the West Point Inn. This was an interesting and eerie find. No soul was around. The doors were open but it felt completely like a ghost haunted hotel. We didn't stay for long as we couldn't find someone to speak to. Other than that -- the views were pretty amazing. Quiet, therapeutic and very relaxing. I know total contradiction to the West Point Inn situation.
I invite you to go get lost and explore something you've never done. It is a great rewarding feeling to know you can put yourself somewhere and not expect "standards" to be met. Just let go and walk new paths.