After returning from Point Reyes, I decided it would be cool to explore the Marin area further. I rode up through Marin and went to Muir Woods on what turned out to be the hardest ride of my entire life. The hills in Marin are quite large... BUT what made it so challenging was that I decided to get some cross practice in and turn off onto a mountain biking trail just outside of the Muir Woods entrance. The dirt, mud, rock, and gravel trail ascended 1,200 feet over just under 3 miles. However, the last mile of trail went directly through Redwood forests so thick and pure it seemed to me to be a dream-world. This was one spot where I wished more than anything else I had pictures to prove how amazing it was, but alas! I think the pictures wouldn't quite capture the feel of being in the Redwall Cathedral anyway...
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