31 May, 2009

"Me walk long way . . . "


As part of my plan to keep my mind 'in neutral' this weekend - this morning was spent on the "Miwok Trail" (mee-wahk) in the Marin Headlands State Park.

It was only about a 7 mile hike, but good grief, it was beautiful.  Earth.  Sky.  Sea.

There was a brief moment when I was SO reminded of hiking in Scotland - and yes, there was a wee tear of joy at remembering that experience.

But, the best part was being with 'my tribe' - my great friends - who never cease to amaze me with their friendship, their love of life, and the endless laughter that ALWAYS results when we're together.

Ready to face the new week,


Diane Dorrans Saeks said...

You are right that the trails in the Marin Headlands are like the wilds of Scotland--just twenty minutes from the city across the Golden Gate Bridge.

Be sure to try the Green Gulch Trail--leaving from Tennessee Valley, and up and over to Green Gulch and the Zen Center (a great hike if you combine it with a hike back up the cliffs above Muir Beach and the Coastal Trail (long...but it will start off the week so wonderfull for you!). Just be sure to take lunch, a bottle of water, and some almonds. Trust me, you will need them. It is strenuous--and thrilling.

Cheers for hiking in the Headlands!

Alicia said...

It does resemble the highlands, especially the last image...all thats missing is the hues of heather.

Mrs. Blandings said...

I was just re-reading some Anne Lamott and she often talks about hiking here. A tribute to her writing - it looked just like that in my head. Gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

I moved to DC from the Bay Area about five years ago and hiking near the Marin Headlands and up in Tamalpais is one of the things I miss the most! We dont have the drama of the mountains and seas here! Big sigh. Thanks for posting the lovely photos.

tartanscot said...


We hike up there once or twice a month, so yes, I'll add that route in on one of our more ambitious mornings.

Mrs. B, there was an amazing moment while it was still quite early- when that fog was gusting over the craggy hillsides- seriously, it was magical.

Dumbwit Tellher ♥ said...

The photos does remind me of Scotland. Brings back memories of Ben Nevis at the head of Loch Linnhe area.

Wish I were there!

Renee Finberg said...

that is so nice.
you are very lucky to live in such a beautiful part of this country.

not to mention the value of hanging with your 'tribesmen'.

katiedid said...

So beautiful! Both of my kids had week long school trips here and I was lucky enough to chaperone. I will have to get back over there soon! You've inspired me.

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