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    Pics from Muir Woods (just for kicks)

    We went to see the redwoods in Marin County yesterday:
    http://eclogiselle.com/muir/1.jpg and http://eclogiselle.com/muir/3.jpg

    http://eclogiselle.com/muir/5.jpg and http://eclogiselle.com/muir/6.jpg

    http://eclogiselle.com/muir/7.jpg and http://eclogiselle.com/muir/8.jpg

    http://eclogiselle.com/muir/10.jpg and http://eclogiselle.com/muir/11.jpg We took more but why bore you to tears?


    It is an interesting place from a planning perspective in part because it is in the San Francisco Bay Area, not far from a residential neighborhood. I didn't think to take a picture of it, but the "self guided tour" (brochure and markers on the trail) points out the remains of a wall from when the stream was channelized. They are returning it to its natural state and it is now one of the few remaining natural places for a certain species of fish to spawn. We got to see some of the fingerlings in one of the shallow pools (it is the dry season here -- the creek was not much more than a trickle). They have made other changes in the park to reduce the negative impact of tourism on the ecosystem as a whole.

    An interesting tidbit of history: The United Nations was formed in San Francisco in 1945 and they took a trip to Muir Woods on May 19th of that year as a tribute to FDR. There is a picture of all the delegates on display along the path we took. Somehow, that seems appropriate to me -- an old forest like that is spiritual in a non-denominational way.

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    Michelle,
    Thanks!! Those beautiful trees and woods sort of give me hope.

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    Damn you MZ. The ex and I once lived in Greenbrae not too far from Muir. We had picnics and hikes there often. A wonderful place. (erase those memories, dude)

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    Mrs. H and I went there while we were touring around on our honeymoon.

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    Quote Originally posted by H
    Mrs. H and I went there while we were touring around on our honeymoon.
    That is kind of neat. I never had a honeymoon.

    If I get more of the pictures re-sized, would you like me to post a few more? (Some of them didn't come out very well, but there are a few more good ones.)

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    I used to go there a lot when I lived in Davis... I almost always had the place to myself and it was really natural looking. When I took BME in there in May, I was so shocked at how much it had changed... the overflow parking lots, and the visitor center, and the boardwalks and the TONS OF PEOPLE (lots of school kids). I couldn't believe it was the same place where I used to go for peace and quiet. It's still beautiful and totally awe inspiring... but it just doesn't seem the same.

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    Nerudite: there was a stretch limo parked out along the road (overflow parking). As we were walking in, we saw some young man in a black suit and tie walking out. My husband made some comment to me about it after we passed the guy. I told him 'It is probably the chaffeur'. Weird. :-S

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    Quote Originally posted by Michele Zone
    If I get more of the pictures re-sized, would you like me to post a few more? (Some of them didn't come out very well, but there are a few more good ones.)
    yeah, please post 'em. It is such a cool place.

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    Ask and ye shall recieve


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