The view of Mt. Tam from Hoo Koo E Koo Trail
The Fire Road off of Crown Road
A Stream Along the Walk
Yesterday was Thanksgiving. A somewhat odd holiday here in America. I went for a hike with two of my siblings up Mount Tamalpais in Marin. It was a sunny, blue sky day with a temperature hovering around 68 F.
Its thought provoking that we are supposed to use this day to commemorate what we are thankful for, friendships and how beautiful it is to be alive.
Yet, the holiday originates from the bastardization of Native American traditions, the deaths of their tribes, the stealing of their lands and in modernity the commercialization of the Holidays.
It would surely be hard for our ancestors three hundred years ago imagining that videos like this one from Walmart are what Thanksgiving and Christmas have become.