Walking from Stinson Beach to Muir Woods and Back

Monday, May 29, 2006

  1. Miriam had the idea to hike Stinson Beach to Muir Woods - a great idea.

  2. The hair is looking a bit random.

  3. Entering the forest.

  4. The steps climb Cardiac Hill forever, or, about an hour.

  5. Tunnel of trees

  6. Covered in moss

  7. Only a short way, we looked back, and already had a great view of the bay at Stinson Beach. Beyond that lick of land is the Pacific Ocean.

  8. A tangle of smaller trees bend towards the sun

  9. We conquered Cardiac Hill and were rewarded with the view east and south

  10. I believe the peak in the distance - slightly to the left - is Mt. Diablo in the east bay

  11. Our path winds along the brown hills but is cooled by the blue bay

  12. Forget-me-not

  13. Looking at the person taking the picture ...

  14. ... and this time looking into the camera

  15. At the entrance to Muir Woods, about 5 miles from where we started

  16. A very tall very green very shrubbery tree

  17. The green

  18. The dappled light

  19. The picture without flash

  20. Mom and baby

  21. Another family

  22. Horsetails

  23. Forget me not

  24. The corny sun going down in trees on the long way back

  25. Now the views are from the other direction. Namely, almost identical as on the way over!

  26. Brown hills of late May

  27. The triumphant duo, as captured by young couple who wanted us to take their picture, and then we asked them to take our picture.

  28. Over there is San Francisco.

  29. Over here are green and brown meadow

  30. Tres beautiful, gray green pale yellow

  31. Sometimes trees get tired

  32. It was nearing 8 p.m. when we got in sight of the beach and the ocean. Or maybe it was 7:30.

  33. The Sand Dollar Restaurant closed early and wouldn't seat us because they just discovered a problem with the plumbing system, it wouldn't flush, and Health Department regulations indicate they need to shut down. We went across the street.

Marianne Mueller
Last modified: June 5, 2006