If you love surprises, then stop reading, put your screen away and go hike Lower Head Trail- you’ll be happy you did. Perhaps you hate surprises, if this is the case then it’s best to stay home. But, if you fit into the one other group, those who like surprises when they are paired with immediate gratification, then congratulations today is your lucky day. You have just stumbled upon a rare and wonderful thing; an art hike where the hike bit has been conveniently removed.
Lower Head trail is a fairly strenuous 30 minute hike just outside of Crow Head. It begins with a steep stair climb and then winds along an ocean-side path, ending with a grassy perch high above the sea. This is where the surprise awaits. You wont need GPS coordinates, a metal detector, or a smart phone to find it, just open eyes.
With open eyes, you may take note of your ability to moderate your perspective. Undoubtably you will notice what an immersive experience it is to stand on the edge of the earth, and hopefully this will lead you to consider the effect of ‘plugging’ into nature vs a virtual reality.
Ultimately, this piece is intended as a gentle reminder of the fact you get just one life to play so get out and enjoy it. While I have now spoiled the surprise of what awaited hikers this afternoon, one can’t be certain of what you will find tomorrow.
This piece was generously donated by Tronon&on.