Day tripping in Muir Woods

Muir Woods

There was a crisp freshness in the air at Muir Woods, which grows lighter, quieter, the deeper in you walk, and barely a hundred metres before you feel entirely engulfed. Trees here are giants, but not yet the clustered beasts further up north; it is easy to imagine other kinds here, away from people and time. Perhaps American versions of Elvenkind. Happiness must involve a free imagination.

I would recommend heading there (very) early to explore a full circuit- you’d be easily seduced into passing by 4-5 hours, and the last bus leaves around 5pm. Digest a Hamburger while waiting for the hourly Muir Woods ride, and then wander the trails as the sun plays with the many greens and browns over the course of the day.

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Muir Woods

Muir Woods

Muir Woods

Muir Woods banana slug

One of two banana slugs spotted on the entrance walkway.

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