muir woods

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The birds are silent in the woods.
Just wait: soon enough
You will be quiet too.
-- Robert Hass, After Goethe


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We went on a short hike around Muir Woods yesterday afternoon. The smell of the Redwood forest, the way streaks of sunlight shine through those tall ancient trees, all that light -- its glorious. And so good for the soul. This is definitely one place in the Bay Area that I would recommend you should experience.

P.S. The woods is about 12 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge. Entrance fee is $5 for adults and children can come in for free. More info on how to plan your visit here.

7 comments:

  1. how beautiful!
    i would love to take a walk through there
    :-)

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  2. i've always wanted to go to the redwood forests, it's definitely on my travel bucket list!

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  3. we have a similar place near where I live - aren't woods just magical?

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  4. aron, thanks! yes, definitely need to come visit.

    SJ, crossing my fingers that you'll get to go to a redwood forest soon.

    hila, most definitely magical. i even told my friend that i expect a unicorn to pop out there. haha.

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  5. ItadakimasUApril 17, 2011

    that's truly breathtaking!!!

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  6. beautiful. i wanted to go here so badly when i visited sf but there wasnt enough time :(

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  7. kit, thanks! come visit, come visit! :D

    oktooca, awww..sorry you didn't get the chance to go there. but that's another reason to come back, right? :)

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