With all due respect to friends and neighbors who resisted it, we would like to sing some quiet praise to the new pathway bordering Mt. Baker Road. Pathways open worlds of possibility for those of us dedicated to walking and pedaling, and the Mt. Baker Road pathway makes for a particularly pleasant excursion with wooded areas on the south and beautiful fields to the north. In a culture that reveres vehicles, and where few drive undistracted, speed ‘limits’ are no longer limiting. On Orcas the pedestrian/cyclist seeks refuge in a slightly wider road or the ability to get off the road. This pathway is a gift to us for which we are grateful.