Muir Woods: The Enduring Forest

Once upon a time, a land gave birth to a tree, a tree gave birth to a forest. A forest gave birth to a park. And the park became a National Monument that welcomes many visitors near and far for over 100 years.

I got to visit this amazing place. I touched these majestic giants. I breathed the same air as these century old woods. I tried to imagine living on this land one hundred and fifty million years ago amongst more than two million acres of coastal redwood and sequoia trees. Can you imagine?

Now, not so many are left. But you can be sure, they are doing all the can to preserve these living reminders of what endurance is all about.

They endured the invasion of people. They endured the threat of earthquakes and fires. They endured the booming logging industry and the many that cut their ancestors down.

And now, they endure to bring splendor to those small enough to look upon their greatness.

Muir Woods.

Click on any photo to take a walk through space and time.

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.
John Muir

I hope you enjoyed this lovely, enduring place. Check out other entries of endurance at the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Endurance.