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Muir Woods north of San Francisco – don’t miss it.

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muirwoodsuptrees

One of the highlights to any trip to San Francisco is a visit to Muir Woods located north of the Golden Gate Bridge off the highway from Mill Valley to Stinson Beach.  It’s not a long drive, probably about 15 miles north of San Francisco. Take US101 across the Golden Gate Bridge, get off the highway at the Stinson Beach exit  and follow the signs.

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One does not see many locals visiting Muir Woods as they have the luxury of many destinations in beautiful Marin Country and beyond.  And tourists usually are bound to a few days in the area.  As a result, one sees many tourists (and school groups) at Muir Woods.  But thats not a bad thing although Muir Woods, being the focal point of tourists wanting to see coastal redwoods, does become congested when the weather is sunny and dry.

muirwoodsstreamwithmoss

There are many miles of trails and the farther you roam from the parking lot, the fewer people you do see.   And if the weather is wet and foggy, well, there are even fewer people.  I happen to like the wet weather as the experience is more primeval.  The dampness of the air, the scent of the redwoods and other fauna, and fewer people can make the visit more personal, a sense of being part of nature.

All photos were with either a Leica M8 with Carl Zeiss Biogon 21mm f/2.8 lens or a Panasonic Lumix G1 with Lumix 45 – 200mm f/4 – 5.6 lens.

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muirwoodsstreamwithtwowalking

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Written by leolaksi

April 10, 2009 at 11:53 am

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  1. get a sense of refreshing forest indeed. first time i saw this kind of photo from you.

    foofoo

    April 12, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    • Not my kind of photo. But when in the woods, have no choice:)

      leolaksi

      April 12, 2009 at 7:31 pm


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