Visited the Muir Woods outside of San Francisco. Hadn’t been in over thirty years. Those trees were still there – after many thousands of years. Here is what I stole from the web about this place.
Muir Woods National Monument is a unit of the National Park Service on the Pacific coast of southwestern Marin County, California, 12 miles north of San Francisco and part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. It protects 559 acres of which 240 acres are old growth Coast Redwood forests, one of a few such stands remaining in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The trees were magnificent and awe inspiring. If you stood quietly you could hear the trees move and talk to each other.