"I only went out for a walk, and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in" John Muir This is a quote you'll see right before you enter the Muir Woods National Monument, and how true it is! There is something purely divine about nature, especially towering redwood trees, rushing streams, babbling creeks, sounds of the wind passing through the treetop canopies and the intoxicating smell of the redwood forest that lingers even after you leave. I had the absolute pleasure of visiting Muir Woods for the first time over the weekend and it did not disappoint! With my camera ready to go, I explored the trails with my family and continued to marvel throughout our time there enjoying the sights, sounds and smells I experienced. With many informational placards sprinkled all around, it was an educational get away that revived my spirit, rejuvenated my senses and fed my soul. Here are a few pictures of the beauty Muir Woods has to offer..
The abundant variety of shades of green was just so cool to experience! If you've never been, or want a fun day trip to explore... Muir Woods National Monument is in Marin County, part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and protects 554 acres, with most half of that being old growth coast redwood forest. So want to guess what I did while I was there? I do what I love to do and created a unique, original piece of art to honor the beauty of Muir Woods.
You can get more information about Muir Woods via their website @ https://www.nps.gov/muwo/index.htm and if you enjoy nature, or beautiful things, or cool artwork, or this post... please LIKE this post and SHARE it too. I'd also love your comments about your experience at Muir Woods, or other national parks you'd recommend.