Pictured above is a section of the woods called Cathedral Grove. Here there are many signs encouraging the visitor to walk quietly through the cluster of trees. There is also an brass plaque along the trail commemorating a time in 1945 when world leaders came here after meeting in San Francisco to establish the United Nations. They visited the woods to honor President Franklin Roosevelt who had died a month earlier. Organizers of the event hoped "that the profound beauty and serenity of Muir Woods would inspire the delegates to pursue the President's program for world peace as they met to establish the United Nations". Quotation was taken from the memorial plaque in the woods, which marks the spot where the world leaders stood on May 19, 1945.
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Muir Woods National Monument
As I had written previously, our home is now parked across the San Francisco Bay north of the city itself. This has proven to be a good place to park as it has given us a different experience from the other times when we have visited this area. Here we are surrounded by the Marion Headlands, or coastal hills. Grassy hills slope down to valleys which sit next to the shoreline, we find it to be a very beautiful area even though we are still dealing with the hectic pace of city life.