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.
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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.
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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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The young men were high school classmates in Mill Valley, a wealthy suburb 10 miles (16 kilometers) north of San Francisco en route to the famed redwood trees in Muir Woods National Park.
The young men were high school classmates in Mill Valley, a wealthy suburb 10 miles north of San Francisco en route to the famed redwood trees in Muir Woods National Park.
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The coast redwoods of California's Muir Woods, the cliff dwellings of Arizona's Canyon de Chelly, the mighty brown bears of Alaska's Admiralty Island--these are wonders that, once seen, will stay with you the rest of your life.
My wife Linda and I had aimed to visit Muir Woods - named after Scottish naturalist John Muir, the "Father of the National Parks" - but couldn't get into the car park without a reservation so, following the aptly named Panoramic Highway, we made for the nearby Mount Tamalpais State Park - and weren't disappointed.
The property is 30% larger than Muir Woods National Monument, and it contains 47% more old-growth redwoods.
Since 2002, the company has offered a selection of highly-regarded tours, including: the city of San Francisco, Alcatraz Island, Sausalito, Muir Woods, the Wine Country, Yosemite National Park and Monterey as well as a variety of combo packages that feature multiple destinations.
The cathedral-like Muir Woods in California and what became Acadia National Park in Maine began with gifts from philanthropists.
Mature trees are growing in the woods All trees are growing tall and growing cones Tall trees drop cones, cones drop and drop seeds Up in the sky sun shines to the trees Running water through streams Each person pass through pick up trash that they see Tall old trees fall knock down other trees Rain starts to fall, small flower grow in the green ground Each tree drops seeds Every tree is happy in Muir Woods --Haiku poem by fourth-grade student, Class 6, Journal 7 Youth of color traditionally have been underserved in natural spaces, such as national parks (Outley & Witt, 2006).
In Mill Valley's Muir Woods National Monument, north of San Francisco, researchers and park staff placed signs declaring the Cathedral Grove a "quiet zone." Just by doing that, sound levels in the ancient redwood forest decreased.
Similar donations by other philanthropists have led to the creation of such American icons as Grand Teton National Park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Muir Woods National Monument, Guadalupe Mountains National Park, and others.
The law has come under fire from conservative members of Congress in spite of its historically bipartisan use to designate sites such as Grand Canyon, Muir Woods, and Zion.