Q: What's one thing that you wish more people know about [Mt. Tam]?
A: It just wasn't always public; people take these things for granted. In 1900, every bit of Mt. Tamalpais was private. And over the next century, that completely reversed. And it happened due to people who cared and who were passionate and who worked hard. That's the story I'd like people to know: It just didn't happen. People made it happen. And they need to cherish what they've got—and to keep battling to keep it that way.
Good to remember! That's Barry Spitz, author of Mount Tamalpais Trails, interviewed on the Parks Conservancy Web Site. As a side note, something I found oddly comforting: there are few who can claim to know and love that mountain more than him, but regarding his measuring the mileage of all the trails, he described it as "tedious". Too much of anything is boring!
From (sorry) vortexhunter.com. Damn hippies.