After the hike down to the German Tourist Club, we ascended to the top of Mount Tamalpais. Not on foot the entire way, of course! There is a windy road that leads to the almost highest peak where there is a snack shop, a visitor’s center, and the beginning of the trailhead to very top. I haven’t felt that feeling of standing on top of a mountain looking out upon the land in…. a long time (metaphorically and figuratively). There were a few others at the top when we got there, including a woman from Switzerland who also found the view to be spectacularly amazing. I sat there thinking about the terrain below. I was on the top of a mountain looking down on the bay, the pacific ocean, bridges, islands, forests, cities. And then… the descent down. back to ground level with the ants.