Muir Woods

We wanted and planned to go to Yosemite but it was still winter so we canceled our plan because we didn’t want to take risk because we had heard that some roads might be close and vehicles were not permitted so instead we went to Muir woods.

The power of imagination makes us infinite ~ John Muir
Going to the mountains is going home.
John Muir

Muir woods is just a few miles north of San Francisco. When we visited Muir woods we reserved a parking space in advance because reservation is required for all vehicles.

Everybody needs beauty…places to play in and pray in where nature may heal and cheer and give strength to the body and soul alike. ~ John Muir

When visiting the park remember that is cold inside the park, so dress appropriately. There are several paths to walk and hike. We had a wonderful walk and we really enjoyed the cool breeze. You’ll find what you’re looking for and that’s the tranquility far from all commotion and noise of the cities. While we were walking , we were amazed that the trees are giants and strong and think of it, they live longer than humans. It reminded me of Mainau Island (Metasequoia Avenue) in Germany they also have these kinds of trees. The trees are large and tall. All of us, sometimes, we need to go in these kinds of parks, and let’s help preserve these forest Not only is it good to go but besides there are many animals live here, the forest is their home and hopefully we humans would take good care of them.

There is a love of wild nature in everybody, an ancient mother-love showing itself whether recognized or no, and however covered by cares and duties
John Muir
Yet how hard most people work for mere dust and ashes and care, taking no thought of growing in knowledge and grace, never having time to get in sight of their own ignorance. John Muir
I don’t like either the word [hike] or the thing. People ought to saunter in the mountains – not ‘hike!’ Do you know the origin of that word saunter? It’s a beautiful word. Away back in the middle ages people used to go on pilgrimages to the Holy Land, and when people in the villages through which they passed asked where they were going they would reply, ‘A la sainte terre’, ‘To the Holy Land.’ And so they became known as sainte-terre-ers or saunterers. Now these mountains are our Holy Land, and we ought to saunter through them reverently, not ‘hike’ through them.
John Muir
When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe. -John Muir
Come to the woods, for here is rest, …climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.
John Muir

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