Visit to Muir Woods, Bay Area

 

Described by conservationist John Muir as “the best tree-lovers monument that could be possibly found in all the forests of the world”

Taking a stroll through six miles of winding trails beneath a thick canopy of trees, some of which as old as thousand years and reaching into the sky as high as 300 feet, gives one the feeling of being on an enchanting, magical and inspiring journey full of grandeur, beauty, history and tranquility.Wild flowers in a subtle hue & sunshine peeking through the majestic trees adding a mystical feel to this ancient redwood forest.

 Located just 12 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge ,this is Muir Woods, home to some of the most beautiful and incredible redwoods trees which are the tallest living trees in the world, attracting millions of visitors from around the world every year.

This place has several important historical events associated with it. One of the significant events is well captured by this memorial plaque in Cathedral Grove Muir Woods, dated 1945;

 “Here in this grove of enduring redwoods, preserved for posterity, members of the United Nations Conference on International Organization met on May 19, 1945, to honor the memory of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, thirty-first President of the United States, chief architect of the United Nations, and apostle of lasting peace for all mankind.”

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