Muir Woods and Steep Ravine Campground – Yosemite Trip, Day 5

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April 10, 2008 (Journaled August 11, 2013)

Our stay at Yosemite ended all too quickly, but it was time to move on to more amazement. Today we made our way make to San Francisco and north over the Golden Gate Bridge. Of course we had to stop to admire the bridge and take a few pictures.

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It was then on to what I now feel is one of the most amazing places in the world, Muir Woods. Muir Woods is a grove of old growth coastal redwood grove just north of San Francisco in Mill Valley. It is truly an amazing place. I have never been so impacted by the beauty of a place before. I am not religious, but it is hard to not feel a bit spiritual when here. My words cannot describe it, and these pictures will fall short as well.

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After pulling ourselves away from the grandeur of Muir Woods, we moved on to our campsite for the night. We did not really know exactly what to expect, as it was a small campground away from the main park. It was incredible. The campground’s name is Steep Ravine Environmental Campground in Mount Tamalpais State Park and has about seven dispersed tent sites and a few cabins. The campground is on the Pacific coast, and it lives up to its name, being situated at the bottom of a steep ravine. As cars are now allowed down by the campsites, it is a hard hike back and forth from the car. But, it was well worth it for the opportunity to sleep on an ocean side bluff and spend our evening admiring grand ocean views. I highly recommend staying here!

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This was the last night of our vacation, and the next morning we boarded a plane back to Michigan. This was an amazing trip and we were so glad to have the opportunity to see such incredible places and experience a great adventure together.

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