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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.