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in Muir Woods

December 1, 2009

From a too-short trip to see the Coastal Redwoods of Muir Woods. It’s dark and chilly down in the woods. But still you want to stay and just be with them.

If I get to do this again, it will be with a tripod.

14 Comments leave one →
  1. December 1, 2009 8:11 am

    You make me envious.

  2. Katie Rodgers permalink
    December 1, 2009 12:21 pm

    Gorgeous pictures. When were you there? Another friend of mine was just there! I was looking at her pics a minute ago!

  3. Denise permalink
    December 1, 2009 2:45 pm

    Where is Muir woods?

    • December 2, 2009 11:26 am

      Muir Woods is a little north of San Francisco, in a deep, narrow valley just off the coast.

  4. December 3, 2009 12:45 pm

    beautiful creatures those trees are… have you read The Wild Trees by Richard Preston? you might enjoy it. or listen to his TED conference, or Jon Stewart interview…

    • December 19, 2009 10:06 pm

      Hey, no I have not. Will add this to my pile…thanks!

  5. December 4, 2009 2:14 am

    I like your tripod comment. I remember reading something quoting Edward Weston about the long exposures he had to use to photograph in the redwoods. Still warmer than New York, though?

    • Lynn permalink
      December 4, 2009 11:09 am

      Yep. It was was a challenge and too fast a trip anyhow to try to get something Edward would approve of. Also a hurried post! I failed to mention smiling at some of the comments from locals along the lines of, “it’s so cold I can’t stand it! We have to go!” We were all in light sweaters….

  6. December 12, 2009 1:27 pm

    Muir Woods is great. The ones up north are even bigger. Redwoods are my favorite place to hike when the weather is lousy, though they’re even nicer when the sun sends some rays down.
    It’s not exactly upstate New York, but it is cold compared to what we’re used to.

    • December 19, 2009 10:08 pm

      Ryan, compared to the hot sun up on the hillsides, it was remarkably cold. Wish I could spend more time among those trees.

  7. December 15, 2009 4:14 am

    You ever been on James Irvine Trail in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park? It has a lot of photo opportunities with the trees, understory vistas and bridges.

    MDV / Oregon

    • December 19, 2009 10:09 pm

      No, I haven’t bee there but I’ll remember that for next time we’re out west. Thanks for the recommendation.

  8. December 15, 2009 10:18 pm

    It’s hard to capture the play of light and dark in the redwoods. Your pics did a pretty good job even without the tripod. I feel like redwoods are the perfect place to go hiking in lousy weather. It’s cold there anyway and they’ll shield you from the worst of the wind and rain.

    • December 16, 2009 1:29 pm

      Thank you Brad. I know what you mean about sheltering in the trees. On the day we visited, the difference was so stark between the dry & sunny hillsides above and the deep cool of the woods. Wish I had more time and many more days to explore there.

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