The Muir Woods National Monument is just 12 miles north San Francisco and features the giant ‘old growth’ Redwood trees that make travel in Northern California so spectacular. It was an area of land rescued from the logging and deforestation that occurred in the late 1800s. Purchased by William Kent in an attempt to preserve it, the land was later gifted to the federal government to avoid local attempts at destroying it. When President Theodore Roosevelt declared it a National Monument in 1908, William Kent insisted it be named after John Muir, a Naturalist who made an great impact on the development of the National Park Service.
A special THANK YOU to everyone mentioned above for saving this amazing forest!
I met up with Darren Kitchen from YouTube’s premier hacker channel – Hak5 – for a venture into this Northern California forest of redwoods. As an area local, he had a few places to show me in the north bay area, including Sausalito, Mount Tamalpais and eventually the hidden hippie town of Bolis- possibly to be released in a future video.
It was a ton of fun to hang out with a fellow photographer/ videographer/ tech/ AND nature enthusiast. He took lots of killer photos of me which were swiftly added to my Instagram..
And I found great opportunities to take some for his!
Thanks to @amaetv for capturing shot, making me feel all John Marston like. Reminds me of my favorite quote of his: Some trees flourish, others die. Some cattle grow strong, others are taken by wolves. Some men are born rich enough and dumb enough to enjoy their lives. Ain’t nothing fair. You know that.
Overall we found the Muir Woods National Monument a fabulous place so spend an afternoon outside of San Francisco.
Join my journey with Darren to explore the forest, perform death defying yoga stunts, and collect beautiful footage on my DJO Osmo Camera.
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