Muir Woods and Sausalito

Monday, July 18, 2011
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This is another photo dump from my trip to San Francisco. It covers a day trip to Muir Woods and Sausalito. You have to cross the Golden Gate bridge to get there. It was of course a bit fog bound when we crossed it.

Muir Woods is a National Monument,  named after James Muir the naturalist, that was created in 1908 by Teddy Roosevelt. It is a 300 acre stand of Redwood trees in a valley in the mountains of Marin County.

There are more pictures after the jump as well as a few pictures of Sausalito to end the set.

Here is a good view with a person walking on the path to give some scale as to the size of the Red Woods. They were huge trees. 

A little creek at the bottom of the valley ran through the stand of trees. On the ground it was all shade and moisture.

Sausalito is a trendy little town that spills down from the hills to the waterside. A lot of expensive boutiques and shops along the main street. 

Here are some fellows breaking down and art exhibit and loading it into a U-Haul. The pictures were pretty ridiculous, but I imagine they sold for a nice price.

A water fountain in a park. The wife and I bought some hamburgers and ate them at a bench next to the fountain.

Across the Bay was San Francisco. A lot of commercial shipping was moving in and out of the harbor. We took a ferry to get back to the city.

Here are some of my fellow tourists, either clicking pictures or just relaxing, on the ferry ride back to the city.


Knucklehead said...

Been there, done that, thoroughly enjoyed it and got the sweatshirt (one for each of the family).