My mom and I took a nice walk on Saturday morning up to Twin Falls. My parents house is just a couple miles from this trail head, and in high school I can remember going on training runs from my house, up this trail and back during soccer and lacrosse season. This weekend, though, it was just a nice walk with my mom. I’ve become accustomed to urban parks and trails in and around Oakland, so its nice to be reminded of what a walk in the woods feels like. Whether I live in the city or a small town, it’s become very clear to me that I need to have easy access to trails. They keep me calm, balanced, and happy. I’m lucky to have grown up in a place where I learned this from an early age. Nothing about this hike is really strenuous, just a nice easy climb; I think about 2.5 miles round trip, but its just so rewarding to get outside.
March 5, 2012