EDI­TOR‘S NOTE

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My two fa­vorite places to be are in the mid­dle of a bustling ur­ban cen­ter or outdoors in the mid­dle of na­ture. Since I live in San Francisco, it’s of­ten pos­si­ble to be in both lo­ca­tions at once. One Sun­day morn­ing last month I went for a short hike through Sutro For­est, an 80-acre hill where eu­ca­lyp­tus trees draped in layer upon layer of vines soar 200 feet high, birds chirp and wild­flow­ers bloom. This place feels like an en­chanted for­est, es­pe­cially on a foggy morn­ing with ris­ing mist. I should add that it’s lo­cated right in the mid­dle of the city, be­tween the neigh­bor­hoods of Cole Val­ley and the In­ner Sun­set. Signs mark a net­work of main­tained trails, one fit­tingly called Fairy Gates. If you have the time, I sug­gest ex­plor­ing one of the city's lesser known re­treats.

Rachel Ward Edi­tor, San Francisco @wan­der­ingrachel

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