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Golden Gate National Recreation Area

On The Road In The Parks: Muir Woods, Muir Beach, And Point Bonita Light

Nightmarish parking conditions might dissuade all but the most resolute from visiting Muir Woods National Monument, but it’s absolutely worth the hassle. Once you leave your rig behind you will disappear into the coolness of the tall trees. Meld with the moss; it’s a great way to spend a fall day. As for parking, help is on the way.

As Far As The Eye Can See...

The coastline north from Point Bonita, Golden Gate NRA/Kurt Repanshek

Surf pounding the rocky Pacific Coast shoreline north of the Point Bonita Lighthouse makes it clear why a lighthouse was necessary at the mouth of San Francisco Bay. The Point Bonita Light was first lit in 1855; it still is an active lighthouse, operated by the U.S. Coast Guard yet stationed within Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Kurt Repanshek

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