Colin Schindler
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Marin County

Our first stop in Marin County was the Muir Woods National Monument. If anyone isn't familiar with John Muir, well... you should be. I've heard told that the National Parks were "America's best idea", well, they were his idea. Thanks to my favorite president, Teddy Roosevelt, together they made it happen. This Redwood forest was named after him as was about a hundred other things dealing with nature in California.

The Muir Woods

The Muir Woods

Redwoods

Redwoods

Forest scene

Forest scene

The trail along the stream.

The trail along the stream.

Water coming from everywhere.

Water coming from everywhere.

A bit of moss.

A bit of moss.

Believe in Big Foot

Believe in Big Foot

Next level moss

Next level moss

Misty, wet forest

Misty, wet forest

The sun cannot enter.

The sun cannot enter.

Out of the forest.

Out of the forest.

Veteran plaque on bench.

Veteran plaque on bench.

The view from aforementioned bench.

The view from aforementioned bench.

The fog hitting the forest.

The fog hitting the forest.

Coastal Pano

Coastal Pano

The trail back into the forest.

The trail back into the forest.

The edge of the woods.

The edge of the woods.

Forest flowers in bloom.

Forest flowers in bloom.

Our second stop was Point Reyes National Seashore. A preserved chunk of wild coast with a picturesque lighthouse that gets nailed by a furious ocean. Wind and rain faded in and out as seals navigated the frigid waters some how not getting slammed to death into the rocks.

Foggy, distant shore

Foggy, distant shore

A few steps to the lighthouse.

A few steps to the lighthouse.

Ocean sentinel

Ocean sentinel

The cliffs near the lighthouse.

The cliffs near the lighthouse.

Lighthouse closeup.

Lighthouse closeup.

The deer of Pt. Reyes.

The deer of Pt. Reyes.

Donning her rain jacket.

Donning her rain jacket.

Hey, Michelle.

"Hey, Michelle."

A long and lonely shore.

A long and lonely shore.

Michelle portrait at overlook.

Michelle portrait at overlook.

Erosion of the wild coast.

Erosion of the wild coast.

Wildflowers in the rain.

Wildflowers in the rain.

Wind + Rain = Cold

Wind + Rain = Cold