Muir Woods National Monument


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Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Muir Woods National Monument:

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
 (table).

Muir Woods National Monument


Mill Valley, CA 94941
Phone:415-388-2596
Fax:415-389-6957
Web: www.nps.gov/muwo/
Size: 554 acres.
Established: Proclaimed on January 9, 1908.
Location:12 miles north of California's Golden Gate Bridge, accessible via US 101 and CA 1.
Facilities:Rest rooms (é), restaurant/snacks, visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Hiking, wildlife viewing.
Special Features:The virgin stand of coastal redwoods was purchased by Congressman William Kent and his wife, Elizabeth Thacher Kent in 1905. The land was subsequently donated to the federal government and declared a national monument by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1908, in honor of John Muir, writer and conservationist.

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Driving along the slopes of Mount Tamalpais, deluxe maxi-vans will thread their way down the winding mountain road to Muir Woods National Monument.
What an incredible concept, that more and more people want to come to the parks; that's like the biggest pat on the back you can get," says Mia Monroe as she dodges visitors craning their necks to look up the graceful trunks of redwoods in Muir Woods National Monument.
5 miles -- from the first climb out of Sausalito through the Muir Woods National Monument until the sprinters' teams took over on the first of three finishing circuits in downtown Santa Rosa -- Haedo won with a significant gap over second place Olaf Pollack (GER) of T-Mobile Team and third-place Australian Stuart O'Grady of Team CSC.
Black bears have also been spotted at Muir Woods National Monument and Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
Muir Woods National Monument, 550 acres surrounded by the state park, offers a shorter loop trail.
Before joining Delaware North Companies, Kelly managed numerous operations with Aramark, including Muir Woods National Monument, Hearst Castle and Pikes Peak.
Muir Woods National Monument is north of the city on scenic Highway 1.
We had a study done in 1990 at Muir Woods National Monument [a redwood forest located about 12 miles from downtown San Francisco that is administered by Golden Gate NRA].
The Hearst Castle is the 1920s legacy of millionaire newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst, and Muir Woods National Monument consists of a rare stand of virgin coastal redwood trees.