Muir Woods is a beautiful park of redwoods north of San Francisco.
Since we live south of the city, we have to take the Golden Gate Bridge to visit. Poor us.
It's about an hour away but a nice drive, especially on a gorgeous day- unseasonably warm and mild.
It doesn't matter what temperature it is outside the park; under this canopy of giants, it's always cold and damp.
The fallen trees are like sleeping dinosaurs on the forest floor.
Cathedral Grove feels like a holy place, unlike any other on earth. You can't help marvel at the immensity of these living things. Small signs request quiet in this corner of the park, but you are speechless anyway.
These beautiful colors are actually the bark of a fallen tree.
Yours truly next to a fallen trunk,
NH inside a hollow one still standing!
This time of year the park gets dark early, so after a shortish hike we had to turn back.
The drive back towards San Francisco from Marin was beautiful and peaceful.
The reward for our labors? Wine and gourmet pizza at Gialina, our favorite SF pizza place in Glen Park.
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