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    A treelined path through Muir Woods.

    I'd been to Muir Woods several times in my childhood but the last time I was there I can't recall. I was inspired to return after watching the Ken Burns series The National Parks: America's Best Idea on PBS.

    Muir Woods, is the nation's sixth national monument but the first that was created from private land (the land was donated by William Kent). The woods are home to Coast Redwood trees (Sequoia sempervirens) which can grow to over 370 feet tall and 26 feet in diameter.

    I think Muir Woods is one of the most beautiful places on Earth. If you're ever in the San Francisco Bay Area, I highly encourage you to visit it. You won't be disappointed.

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    1. Dave DiCello 56 months ago | reply

      A beautiful shot here Jon!

    2. Zahra786 56 months ago | reply

      such a beautiful path!

    3. wesbs 56 months ago | reply

      I think I might like this one best of all the ones posted so far, I think it captures the giagantic scale of the trees perfectly!!

    4. Scott Smith (SRisonS) 56 months ago | reply

      Great shot!!!! Nicely composed.

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    5. Ben Locke. 56 months ago | reply

      it looks a fantastic forest. I love the style of that fencing :)

    6. GioPhotos 56 months ago | reply

      Beautiful. The last time I was there which was December 2009, everything was covered with snow. :)

    7. Jeff_B. 56 months ago | reply

      Fantastic perspective and composition!

    8. Lou F. 56 months ago | reply

      Beautiful! Great perspective!

    9. Melinda ^..^ 56 months ago | reply

      beautiful trees

    10. Mike G. K. 56 months ago | reply

      Great composition, lighting, detail and contrast !

    11. Surrealplaces 56 months ago | reply

      Great photo of a great place

    12. YYZDez 56 months ago | reply

      Great series and nice capture, Jonathan. Hope you are doing well, my friend.

    13. evelyng23 56 months ago | reply

      absolutely gorgeous!!

    14. MadonnaJ 56 months ago | reply

      Wow, that is stunning, really great capture.!!

    15. Dorli Photography 56 months ago | reply

      wonderful.. seen in flickr.. :)

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    16. m|kay (on/off) 56 months ago | reply

      This looks so inviting... a marvelous place! I just spent some time in California a couple of months ago (check my stream if you like) and saw some really awesome nature there! Amazing place! I didn't have the chance to visit Muir Woods, though, but I sure will next time! :)

    17. m4rc1no5 55 months ago | reply

      wow - incredible place!

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