Muir Woods Sentinels
Muir Woods, California
These ancient sentinels in Muir Woods, California, have likely stood here for thousands of years. Located in Cathedral Grove, right alongside Redwood Creek, these redwoods are some of the most publicly-visible in the park, but that does not make them any less majestic. I personally think that "Cathedral Grove" is a magnificent name for this location, because when the sun is just right, the light filtering through the leaves turns a lovely soft yellow, reminiscent perhaps of light filtered through the stained-glass windows of a more traditional, or should I say more human, cathedral.