Big Basin

Fog at Big Basin
Afternoon fog rolling in at the end of the Skyline to Sea trail in Big Basin.

I took a desperately needed day off last Friday and hiked 12 miles along the Skyline to Sea trail with Emily and the kids along with some friends. It was a good reminder of the value of time outdoors — and of places where quiet and slowness can coexist peacefully. I was exhausted by the end of it, and my head felt clear, and my mind, quiet. It was a good day.