The National Park Service turns 100 in August.
Wanna hear something embarrassing? I’m American, but still haven’t visited many National Parks in my lifetime. Like, at all. It took me, uh, quite awhile to embrace the outdoors. My trip to Western Canada changed me for the better. I love you, Mother Nature, even when I get dirt under my fingernails or a mosquito bite on my shoulder.
Now, of course, I want to reverse this trend and explore every single National Park in the United States. To begin achieving my goal, I made Muir Woods a priority on my California Spring Break. Baby steps, right?
Muir Woods is a top-notch national park, located only 30 minutes or so outside of San Fransisco. Theodore Roosevelt declared Muir Woods a national monument in 1908 – which effectively protected the beautiful redwoods from being hacked into splinters. The park is named after naturalist John Muir.
Unless you rent a car, there’s no easy way to reach Muir Woods, so I opted for booking a day tour with Incredible Adventures. Our tour also stopped in Sausalito, a picturesque and artsy town located on the Bay, and a great place to devour Mexican food for lunch.
Here are some of my favorite views of Muir Woods and Sausalito. Enjoy your photographic walk through the redwood trees!
Now let’s go to Sausalito! I nearly died at how gorgeous the Bay and San Francisco’s skyline are. I declared that I wanted to live here, but nearly died again once I saw the rents, haha. Still, it’s a great day trip.
And I want to apologize for not including pictures of my amazing burrito. I ate it within five seconds. My camera didn’t stand a chance against my ravenous hunger. I need to work on that…
Do you plan on visiting Muir Woods? How about Sausalito? What photograph is your favorite? Be sure to check out my other photo essays for views of more amazing places!