My favorite spot to think is a waterfall hike…what’s yours?

One of my favorite thinking spots is this waterfall hike I used to frequent near Redding, CA. The mile straight uphill was always worth the climb to the cool falls and stream. Contemplation is important, indeed. I am still looking for a new thinking spot since this photo was taken so maybe you can help me out with some ideas.

What’s your favorite place to go to think?

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Rich Kirkpatrick

Writer, Speaker, and Musician. Rich Kirkpatrick was recently rated #13 of the “Top 75 Religion Bloggers” by Newsmax.com, having also received recognition by Worship Leader Magazine as “Editor’s Choice” for the “Best of the Best” of blogs in 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

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  5. Rich, I’m kinda partial to this place. It’s just a 30 minute trip for me.

  6. Rich, I’m kinda partial to this place. It’s just a 30 minute trip for me.

  7. Rich, I’m kinda partial to this place. It’s just a 30 minute trip for me.

  8. Rich, I’m kinda partial to this place. It’s just a 30 minute trip for me.

  9. Rich, I’m kinda partial to this place. It’s just a 30 minute trip for me.

  10. i don’t have a “spot”
    but i have a variety of “pauses” built into my weeks.

    cigar in my garage

    a run without my iPod

    mountain biking

    coffee shop (headphones needed)

    God has met me in a variety of ways, always different, always creating space within and around me to work and move. Every time I pin it down to one thing, it becomes a routine and ineffective. I like the organic approach. 🙂

  11. i don’t have a “spot”
    but i have a variety of “pauses” built into my weeks.
    cigar in my garage
    a run without my iPod
    mountain biking
    coffee shop (headphones needed)
    God has met me in a variety of ways, always different, always creating space within and around me to work and move. Every time I pin it down to one thing, it becomes a routine and ineffective. I like the organic approach. 🙂

  12. i don’t have a “spot”
    but i have a variety of “pauses” built into my weeks.

    cigar in my garage

    a run without my iPod

    mountain biking

    coffee shop (headphones needed)

    God has met me in a variety of ways, always different, always creating space within and around me to work and move. Every time I pin it down to one thing, it becomes a routine and ineffective. I like the organic approach. 🙂

  13. i don’t have a “spot”
    but i have a variety of “pauses” built into my weeks.

    cigar in my garage

    a run without my iPod

    mountain biking

    coffee shop (headphones needed)

    God has met me in a variety of ways, always different, always creating space within and around me to work and move. Every time I pin it down to one thing, it becomes a routine and ineffective. I like the organic approach. 🙂

  14. i don’t have a “spot”
    but i have a variety of “pauses” built into my weeks.

    cigar in my garage

    a run without my iPod

    mountain biking

    coffee shop (headphones needed)

    God has met me in a variety of ways, always different, always creating space within and around me to work and move. Every time I pin it down to one thing, it becomes a routine and ineffective. I like the organic approach. 🙂

  15. Try hiking to Tenaja Falls off of Clinton Keith Rd. the directions are below.
    Take Clinton Keith Rd west into the Santa Ana Mountains. To your right, you will pass the Santa Rosa Plateau. Continue on Clinton Keith until you reach Tenaja Road, then turn right. Look for the Cleveland Forest Road. It’s a small right turn with a small white sign that can be easily missed, so pay attention. The road is very narrow but is paved. After a mile and a half on the Cleveland Forest Road, you will pass the trailhead for the South Tenaja Trail; the next trailhead you come to is the Tenaja Falls trailhead.

    Hope you enjoy it.

    1. Tony, that’s a great idea. I have only made it there once and had to drag kids with me. Next time, though… 😉

  16. Try hiking to Tenaja Falls off of Clinton Keith Rd. the directions are below.
    Take Clinton Keith Rd west into the Santa Ana Mountains. To your right, you will pass the Santa Rosa Plateau. Continue on Clinton Keith until you reach Tenaja Road, then turn right. Look for the Cleveland Forest Road. It’s a small right turn with a small white sign that can be easily missed, so pay attention. The road is very narrow but is paved. After a mile and a half on the Cleveland Forest Road, you will pass the trailhead for the South Tenaja Trail; the next trailhead you come to is the Tenaja Falls trailhead.
    Hope you enjoy it.

    1. Tony, that’s a great idea. I have only made it there once and had to drag kids with me. Next time, though… 😉

  17. Try hiking to Tenaja Falls off of Clinton Keith Rd. the directions are below.
    Take Clinton Keith Rd west into the Santa Ana Mountains. To your right, you will pass the Santa Rosa Plateau. Continue on Clinton Keith until you reach Tenaja Road, then turn right. Look for the Cleveland Forest Road. It’s a small right turn with a small white sign that can be easily missed, so pay attention. The road is very narrow but is paved. After a mile and a half on the Cleveland Forest Road, you will pass the trailhead for the South Tenaja Trail; the next trailhead you come to is the Tenaja Falls trailhead.

    Hope you enjoy it.

    1. Tony, that’s a great idea. I have only made it there once and had to drag kids with me. Next time, though… 😉

  18. Try hiking to Tenaja Falls off of Clinton Keith Rd. the directions are below.
    Take Clinton Keith Rd west into the Santa Ana Mountains. To your right, you will pass the Santa Rosa Plateau. Continue on Clinton Keith until you reach Tenaja Road, then turn right. Look for the Cleveland Forest Road. It’s a small right turn with a small white sign that can be easily missed, so pay attention. The road is very narrow but is paved. After a mile and a half on the Cleveland Forest Road, you will pass the trailhead for the South Tenaja Trail; the next trailhead you come to is the Tenaja Falls trailhead.

    Hope you enjoy it.

    1. Tony, that’s a great idea. I have only made it there once and had to drag kids with me. Next time, though… 😉

  19. Try hiking to Tenaja Falls off of Clinton Keith Rd. the directions are below.
    Take Clinton Keith Rd west into the Santa Ana Mountains. To your right, you will pass the Santa Rosa Plateau. Continue on Clinton Keith until you reach Tenaja Road, then turn right. Look for the Cleveland Forest Road. It’s a small right turn with a small white sign that can be easily missed, so pay attention. The road is very narrow but is paved. After a mile and a half on the Cleveland Forest Road, you will pass the trailhead for the South Tenaja Trail; the next trailhead you come to is the Tenaja Falls trailhead.

    Hope you enjoy it.

    1. Tony, that’s a great idea. I have only made it there once and had to drag kids with me. Next time, though… 😉

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