It was our very first hike as a walking family. Ben was the newest to join the clan of the upright and he needed a good place to practice. February was handing us cold day after cold day so we decided to head to the coast in search of a little more warmth. Muir Woods National Monument was our destination. I had never been to Muir Woods and was amazed at how close a redwood forest was to San Francisco. I had heard stories of busloads of tourists crowding the monument but on this brisk day in February, we had most of the forest to ourselves. It was lush, green, and beautiful. I had seen redwoods many times before but being able to walk amongst them with my little ones for the first time was a moment I will always treasure.
If you are visiting the San Francisco area and want to spend a few hours amongst giants (which you should) then check out the Muir Woods website for directions and hours here.
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