Celebrating Our National Parks
It's been said many times before, but our National Parks are truly one of America's best ideas. The wealth of geographical variation and unending beauty on our doorstep must be be protected and appreciated—and just visiting plays an important role in securing their future.

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Quick Trip to the Redwoods

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The California Coast is blessed with a belt of redwood trees. To walk, even from a parking lot, among these giants is to feel part of the forest immediately. Muir Woods National Monument is a short drive outside of San Francisco, right across the Golden Gate Bridge in Mill Valley.

At the park, there are several trails into the redwood forest. The trees' height begs a neck-craning, mouth-opening look up and exclamation of "wow." Their girth requires get close and spanning open arms across the bark almost in a hug. Both actions feel compulsory walking down the well-manicured trails.

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