Marin County, California
Trip Day Four: Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Muir Woods National Monument
These Ancient trees would have been totally wiped out had it not been for environmentalists
getting the support of government to set aside tracts for their preservation. It's sad to
see that Redwood National Park near the California/Oregon border appears to only be a
very thin strip along the highway. A short walk away from the road led me to vistas of
clear-cut hills on a visit there in the 1970s.
Cross Section of a 1021 Year-Old Tree
The seedling sprouted in the year 909. It was cut down in 1930.
Others in this preserve are older.
Three people stand in a lightening gash in the tree trunk. This tree is old, and it's big.
Dappled Sunlight Filters Through A Younger Grove.
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