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Wish You Were Here Postcards – The Giant Redwoods of Muir Woods

08/10/2014 | By

Muir Woods in Mill Valley, California, was designated a National Monument by President Roosevelt in 1908 to protect the old-growth coastal redwood forest from destruction. The age of the trees here ranges from 400 to 800 years and they are the tallest living things on earth.  Being here is like being in a cathedral and the best thing about this very special spot is that it is only about 12 miles from San Francisco, making it very accessible. This dodgy photo was taken on my old point and shoot, but I just had to share such a special place.


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  1. gerlinde

    Muir Woods is a beautiful place preserved to show future generation how the California coastline once was. I live not far from Henry Cowell park in Ben Lomond and big Basin where you can still find giant Sequoias.

  2. Hotly Spiced

    Those redwood trees are truly amazing. So big! I’m so glad they’re protected xx

  3. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef

    I love this place. You can’t imagine the size of the trees until you drive through one. 🙂

  4. InTolerant Chef

    Thank goodness they had the foresight to declare this place a protected park. So amazing and beautiful!

  5. anna@shenANNAgans

    Awesome! I’ve been told by lots about these awesome trees, even friends who I’d never thought to be tree hugging nature lovers say huge big old tree just make you quieten down & respect the feeling.