I often do dawn hikes around the Billy Goat trail along the Potomac, among the most cherished and beautiful places in the Washington metropolitan region. This afternoon, I decided to celebrate my birthday with one of my sunrise hikes and it was magnificent. I had the trail to myself because the sun was coming over the Potomac. It turned out to be a perfect hike until I left it to the close of the trail (one the Angler’s finish ) in which the beautiful rock face is now defaced with anti-police graffiti.
Folks ruin these natural areas to reach a kind of infamous notoriety. Despite being among the most beloved and used trails in this region, there’s been practically no graffiti for decades. I guess it was too much to expect our age of anger would not achieve such pristine locations. Someone hiked down the trial using a spray can to deface character to convey their hatred to the authorities.
There’s a disagreement as to the source of the common anti-police phrase but some believe was popularized in Atlanta, Georgia as an anti-police motto and refers to police radio “10-12” and the 1968 TV series Adam-12.
As someone who has improved the trial for years, the overall look of the graffiti was crushing. I often believed that character stays common ground for people from each cultural and political group. Whatever anger we encounter in our lives, nature offers us a discharge as a place of contemplation and inspiration. The notion was bolstered by the way the trail remained free of artwork and largely free of any litter. It was reassuring that we all looked to be linked with our shared connection to nature.
For those who still value natural attractiveness and its particular parts, here are a Couple of images in my sunrise hike:
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