Muir Woods

While I was in San Francisco, I had the opportunity to visit Muir Woods.

I’ve hiked in the woods a few times before, but it’s been awhile.

Photo:  Entrance sign to Muir Woods National Monument

Muir Woods is a protected redwood forest, not far from the Golden Gate Bridge.

A lot of visitors to San Francisco don’t realize the forest exists, let alone its juxtaposition to the famous bridge.

Photo:  Giant redwood trees are hundreds of years old.

After awhile, a person’s neck can get a little sore from looking UP for so long.

The forest is so beautiful.

It makes a person feel small and insignificant in comparison.

Photo:  Family walking on Muir Woods trail.

I love the above shot, because it looks like the family is about to get squished by a falling tree.  (They were in no danger.  The leaning tree is quite stable.)

As I walked through the woods, I enjoyed the different “feels” to the forest.

There are areas where the sun shines through, like in the above photo of the family.

There are other areas so dense from the canopy of trees, its nearly dark.

Always, there’s a dampness to the air.

Photo:  Muir Woods trail

In the above photo, I asked Nike to stroll a little bit ahead of me while I took her photo.  I wanted you to have a good frame of reference to see how BIG the trees are!

It’s so sad we’ve destroyed so many of our forests.  There are so few of these amazing, majestic, redwood trees left.

 Photo:  Feeling dizzy looking up into the giant redwood trees.

I lay down in the middle of the trail to take the above photo.

People laughed at me.

(It’s not the first time.  People laugh at me a lot.  I like to pretend they’re laughing WITH me???)

Photo:  Muir Woods

It’s easy to walk, and walk, and walk, for hours in Muir Woods.

 Photo:  Redwood Creek runs through Muir Woods.

If you ever have the opportunity, you really (!) should visit.

It’s such a beautiful, magical, place.

8 Responses to “Muir Woods”

    • Twenty Four At Heart

      Thank you, Jan.
      I would like to go back with my tripod. I left it at the hotel, and it really would have helped if I’d had it with me.
      Let’s get you out to California for a visit! : )

  1. Suzanne Y.

    Suzanne – thank you for laying on the ground to take the picture of the trees and the sky. That was definitely one of my favorites!

  2. Sandra

    Nice. It looks similar to Calaveras Big Trees in the Gold Country area of Calif.

  3. Stephen

    I have some redwood. About 450 board feet left from an original stash of over a thousand. It’s primo, clear heart, vertical grain, old growth, California Redwood. It’s very old, very cool, and your pics reminded me that it is treasure. Majestic. That’s what they were, and are.

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