Top of Gold HIll

From tomorrow, Monday, June 10th to Sunday, June 17th I will be on retreat at Santa Sabina Center.

This morning I went on a hike up to the top of Gold Hill; there is a Nike Tower at the summit. It’s about a 2 mile hike up to the top. When I’ve gone up there before, one could walk all around it, but now there’s a fence that keeps you off that circular path. So I couldn’t capture quite so much of it as I would have liked. But the panorama of the Bay that could be seen from up there was amazing!

Nike Tower at the top of Gold Hill in San Rafael

View of the Bay from the top of Gold Hill

Because of the retreat, there won’t be any posts until next week.

Blessings to all, Pat


3 Comments on “Top of Gold HIll

  1. Your post reminds me, many years ago in the early 1970s my cousin and her husband bought 108 acres of land in Virginia. They wanted this particular piece of land because the Appalachian trail was close enough that they could easily run into hikers. It’s such spectacular country to hike through. We have a trail here on the west coast, the Pacific Crest, that I have fantasized about walking along, but never thought about doing the full distance. It’s a daunting task: The Pacific Crest Trail is 2,663 miles long and ranges in elevation from just above sea level at the Oregon-Washington border to 13,153 feet at Forester Pass in the Sierra Nevada. The route passes through 25 national forests and 7 national parks.

    • I’ve been on pieces of the PCT, most notably on the way up to Mt. Whitney. Hiking the entire trail would be daunting . . . for me any way. I did step onto the AT once when driving from Georgia to Tennessee. Hiking that would also be a challenge! Hiking and backpacking can take one through some exceptional parts of the country.

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