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Muir Woods and Stinson Beach

Just North of San Francisco lies one of the few old-growth red wood forests left on the planet. The giant redwoods and sycamores in Muir Woods are awe inspiring.

“The tallest coastal redwood at Muir Woods is about 258 feet, approximately the height of a six-foot person stacked head to toe 45 times. Further north, these trees can reach heights up to 379 feet, 74 feet taller than the Statue of Liberty. The average age of the coastal redwoods at Muir Woods is between 600 to 800 years, with the oldest being at least 1200 years old. This is still young for redwoods as they can live up to 2200 years.”

– (http://www.nps.gov/muwo/index.htm)

After spending time wandering through the forest, my friends and I then took a drive along the coast to Stinson Beach. The pictures below are of the woods and the beach. Enjoy!

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Muir Woods, Feb. 2010 C

Muir Woods, Feb. 2010 H

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Muir Woods, Feb. 2010 A

Muir Woods, Feb. 2010 G

Muir Woods, Feb. 2010 B

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San Francisco Zoo

I recently visited the San Francisco Zoo. The selection of animals is incredible, and the access to them is fantastic. I could tell that a lot of thought was put into the different plantings, and they make the zoo very warm and inviting. Since it is less than 1/4 mile from the beach, I definitely felt that great ocean breeze. Some of my pictures are posted below:

San Francisco Zoo, January 15, 2010 D
Sleepy Koala Bear

San Francisco Zoo, January 15, 2010 K

San Francisco Zoo, January 15, 2010 J

San Francisco Zoo, January 15, 2010 A

San Francisco Zoo, January 15, 2010 B

San Francisco Zoo, January 15, 2010 E

San Francisco Zoo, January 15, 2010 I
Stork

San Francisco Zoo, January 15, 2010 M
It’s January, and there were little bees flying around this flower.

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Sometimes, you just have to double park and take the picture.

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Out and About in San Francisco

Typical San Francisco Street 2

Chinatown, San Francisco, Fall, 09 A

Stern Grove Sculpture, S.F. Thanksgiving Day, 09

Stern Grove, S.F., Thanksgiving Day 09

City Lights, S.F. Winter, 09

Typical San Francisco Street 1

Birds on the Line (S.F.)

Beach Sunset, S.F. Winter, 09

Beach Sunset, S.F. Winter, 09

Chinatown, San Francisco, Fall, 09 B

Chinatown, San Francisco, CA, Fall 09

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Camping Trip to Pinnacles National Park, CA. 10/11/09

Below are the pictures from my overnight camping trip to Pinnacles National Monument, CA. I hiked up the trail 1.9 miles above the fog to the top in order to get these shots. The park has many other trails and caves which I plan on exploring at a later date.

Pinnacle National Park, CA 014, 10/11/09

Pinnacle National Park, CA 008, 10/11/09

Road near King City, CA 007 10/10/09

Pinnacle National Park, CA 016, 10/11/09

Pinnacle National Park, CA 012, 10/11/09

Pinnacles Natl Monument 10/11/09 B

Pinnacle National Park, CA 010, 10/11/09

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Random Pics, October 5, 2009

Doppler

Doppler, October 2005

The Sugarlump , my home away from home.

Sugar Lump Coffe shop, San Francisco, October 2009

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San Francisco

San Francisco, 10/3/09

Street Musician 2, San Francisco, 10/3/09

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, 10/3/09

The Embarcadero, San Francisco, 10/3/09

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