Circumambulation? A Practice of Love
Circumambulation is a practice of love. It is a practice of devotion. When circumambulating Mt. Tam, I embrace the mountain with my footsteps rather than conquer the mountain by climbing to the summit. Walking in a circle, my destination is to arrive where I began. Walking in circles? How foolish is that?
Come join us! It’s a beautiful walk (with some steep sections) encompassing ocean vistas and traversing redwood forests, fern canyons and chaparral covered hills. We meet bright and early at 8am on Saturday, September 25, in the Muir Woods overflow parking lot and plan to set off up the Dipsea trail by 8:15. It is essential to RSVP so that we know to expect you. We will provide maps and trail directions. You provide lunch, snacks, and water for yourself.
For those of you who may feel daunted by the idea of walking 14.5 miles, you can start with us and return by a shorter loop trial. There are 3 other loop trails we have mapped out that are 4.2, 6.5, or 9.5 miles. There is a mountain walk for everyone!