by Janet Klein
A couple of weeks ago we posted some favorite Mt. Tamalpais memories, shared by community members who attended our September 22 workshop on the future of the Mt. Tamalpais Watershed. Here are more amazing Mt. Tam memories from that meeting. Please share your own in the comments section below.
Riding my bike all day on a summer solstice and watching the sun set over the ocean while the full moon was rising over the bay. I was riding up Railroad Grade.
Photographing foothill yellow-legged frogs at Carson Falls.
Taking each of my one-week-old newborn daughters on their first hikes on Tucker Trail. They loved it.
My 11-year-old child came home from pulling French broom on a school field trip to the watershed—and insisted we go out our back door and pull more French broom behind our house. He didn’t want to stop!!
I have limited experience in the watershed, having recently moved to the area. However, I regularly ride on the trails, typically early in the morning. I would be at a loss if I hadn’t experienced a family of deer walking alongside me on Eldridge Grade. The watershed is a truly magical area.
Enjoying spring wildflowers on display.
Being quiet in natural habitat.
On Saturday morning in the spring, I counted over 150 fire-belly newts on the Kent Trail.
Watching a young bobcat makes its way up a downed log, down the valley and through the grass.
In 1968 I came to Marin as a homeless Vietnam vet and my first full time job was fire lookout on Mt. Tam. I remember a night with the still fog at the doorstop and a full moon overhead. I realized just how special this place is, and vowed never to live outside the slopes of Mt. Tam.