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Muir Woods National Monument
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Muir Woods National Monument

Just a quick 12 mile (19Km) drive from the hustle and bustle of San Francisco and the more populated areas of Marin County, Muir Woods National Monument is a place of peacefulness, quiet and stunning natural beauty. In this post we’ll discuss the history of this unique old-growth forest, provide helpful suggestions for your visit and explain ways to get there. A Brief History of Muir Woods National Monument The land now known as Muir Woods National Monument was originally a relatively inaccessible area known as Redwood Canyon. Redwood Canyon was a 600-acre area near the Pacific coast that contained […]

National Parks, North America, United States

A First Time Camper in America’s National Parks

Although I’m a city dweller, I’ve always been drawn to the wide-open spaces and peaceful beauty that can be found in America’s National Park Service sites. Last summer I planned a trip to two US National Parks, and decided to camp out as opposed to staying in a lodge or hotel. Although I was a first time camper in US National Parks it was easy, economical and fun way to experience the parks. Front-Country vs Back-Country Camping Most US National Park sites offer two types of camping facilities: front- and back-country campsites. A front-country site is in an organized campground […]