A special Throwback Thursday post in honor of the National Park Service’s 100th birthday! I will never forget visiting the Muir Woods National Monument outside of San Francisco. The first photo shows me looking up, up, up at the 200 foot tall redwood trees. The second photo shows me at the base of one of the trees. About 98 percent of the area where the trees flourished was logged in the 1800s. The only reason this particular area remained untouched was because it was so incredibly hard to 1. get to (and boy was it a scary ride to get down there!) and 2. transport wood out of. I looked up at those beautiful trees, which are also fire resistant, and thanked God this small area remained untouched and preserved. It is truly miraculous. This was one of the most beautiful experiences of my life.