I am convinced that nothing quenches a thirst for the forest like walking through the commanding Redwood and Sequoia Trees of Muir Woods. These bold trees are not only beautiful, but they exude a strength that puts the world into perspective. Walking among 800 year old redwood trees (the oldest comes in at 1200 years old) that can stand as tall as 250 feet is humbling. The ethereal setting of Muir Woods make you feel like you can breathe a bit deeper and see the world a little clearer. If you are craving a break from the city or just need some perspective, Muir Woods is a great way to get both. What I found in Muir Woods was an almost otherworldly setting where time goes slower and the world becomes a bit more magical.
Muir Woods National Monument
What:Muir Woods Where:Mill Valley, CA Why: To escape the city, walk among the deep green moss and ferns, and marvel at the grandiose size of the ancient Redwood and Sequoia trees.
The biggest adventure that you can take is to live the life of your dreams – Oprah Winfrey
OK, so it’s Tuesday, but I thought I’d share a bit of inspiration to help you kickoff the post-holiday work week. It feels good to share a little Monday Morning Inspiration again. I hope everyone had a fabulous Labor Day holiday!
Big Sur is breathtaking. It’s rich with beautiful hills, cliffs, spring blooms, thick forests, and a dramatic coastline. One of my favorite places to soak it all in is located inside Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. It is from the Overlook Trail within the state park, that you get to peek at one of Big Sur’s finest views, The McWay Waterfall. The McWay Waterfall is stunning. It’s one of the few waterfalls in the world that empties directly into the ocean at high tide. It’s also a sight that is best presented through imagery, and I hope we’ve captured a bit of the waterfall’s essence in these photos. Words just don’t do it justice. Take a look yourself, and if you’re ever in Big Sur, make sure you visit the McWay Falls. It’s an experience that will stay with you forever.