Thursday, September 5, 2013

Muir Woods

It has been awhile since an update so here goes. Sometimes it is easier to get internet access in the third world than the USA while cruising.Below, we stopped at Stinson beach to check out the scene.
 My good friend , Larry Johnson and his wife Shelly came for a visit last month and we took a trip to the Muir Woods. The woods are a State Park set aside to protect a grove of coastal sequoias, sempervirens sequoia.
 View looking North towards Pt Reyes.
 One of the Giants! The coastal redwood grows taller than the giant redwoods that are found on the slopes of the Sierras.
 Walkways are provided to prevent  damage from tourist activity. Remarkable this forest is only 11 miles from San Francisco. Amazing people in the early twenties had the foresight to preserve this tiny patch of a forest that stretched from Humboldt Bay to Pt. Sur. Knowing the greed of corporations the people who fought to save these giants would have had an enormous battle.
 Below , is a start of a redwood growing out of a fallen tree.

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