Mt. Tamalpais, also called “The Sleeping Indian” for a mystical Indian Princess who lies asleep at the top, was home to the Miwok Indian people for many years.
It was a sacred mountain to them. Their God, Coyote, resided at its peak. Today, the mountain still yields a pull for people wishing to replenish their spirit. Offerings from Buddhists and others can be discovered alongside Tamalpais’ trails, waterfalls and streams. The Dalai Lama has prayed for peace at its peak.
Many come to enjoy the natural world: walking among ancient trees, full moon gazing, or hiking / mountain biking the magnificent trails of Mt. Tamalpais.
Full Moon over Mt. Tam Image Copyright (c) Dan Baumbach and used w/permission