Retired Forester Continues his Open Space Odyssey
I’ve returned to the Marin County Open Space Preserves after a road trip in March to find landscapes fully hydrated and a flush of flowering plants. My personal exercise goal of walking all the fire roads and trails of the Open Space District in 2012 is proceeding nicely. All the preserves south of Bald Hill (in San Anselmo) are complete. I recently had the opportunity to visit the Cascade Canyon Preserve near Fairfax. The Preserve encompasses three major creek canyons; Cascade, San Anselmo, and Carey Camp.
My friend Kirk and I had a magical moment Friday, April 6, perched on the ridge where the Happersberger Trail meets the open space boundary. As we sat in a grassy opening enjoying views of the White Hill Preserve to the north and the Cascade Canyon Open Space Preserve to the east, we were treated to the quiet clucking of wild turkeys somewhere below us on the north aspect above San Anselmo Creek. You simply never know what delight awaits you on a given day!
Where are your favorite places to see waterfalls in Marin?