When you walk along the trails in the John Muir National Monument, a sense of reverence is experienced as you pass the enormous “Coast Redwood trees.
The Coastal Redwood and Douglas-fir trees are the two dominant old-growth Redwood forest trees. All of the species of trees are related to the Redwood tree in Northern California. The tree’s enormous growth is based on the upland winds blowing east from the coast. The proximity of the trees to a stream, near or along a flood-plane, and the proximity to the ocean.
Everyone who walks along the raised boardwalk will become enveloped within the beautiful sounds of silence to saunter among the presence of glorious Redwood trees. Every 200-foot tree you view has a presence upon our planet dating back to a time before humanity designed and developed anything in North America.
Awe is the word to describe my emotions when I captured these photos as my eyes have gazed upon the immense beauty of earth elders.
The John Muir National Monument is situated within a valley, and your eyes should gaze upon or touch its beauty before your time upon this planet is complete.
The National Monument is a federally protected primal forest established in 1908. It is a refuge and laboratory to learn and educate humanity’s relationship with a living landscape.
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