• Karen

Forest bathing.


The weekend's adventure included a hike through Kukutali Preserve which is co-owned and co-managed by the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community.


The nature preserve is located on Kiket Island Rd, La Conner, Washington. The hike took us through an old-growth forest that was the home of the Native Tribes. The entire hike was a mostly solitary excursion. In all, we covered about 4 1/2 miles on foot. The redwoods, firs, cedars, hemlocks, and pines whispered an invigorating fragrance. As we meandered over piles and piles of driftwood, we made our way to a shelly and rocky beach where we could see Hope Island, Whidbey Island, Deception Pass, and far off in the distance The San Juans and Victoria Island, Canada.


I listened to the water lap onto the shore and was grateful that I could experience this moment. The birds, deer, bunny, and other wildlife that call this beautiful and sacred place home were kind enough to allow me to enjoy this forest bathing.







Reference

A Japanese Photographer Captures the Mysterious Power of Forest Bathing

How to Create an At-Home Forest Bathing Ritual





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