thomas m wilson

Mt. Tam

June 14th, 2007


These next couple of posts are retrospective – I didn’t have time to go on the internet at the time. The photo above was taken from the top of Mount Tamalpais, or Mt. Tam, the biggest hill in Marin, north of San Fran. The Pacific Ocean is really cold in California – too cold to swim in – and the cold water combined with the hot air from the land combines to create regular fog. Here I’m looking west, over the fog.


Muir Woods is one of the last patches of old growth redwood near the city. Redwoods have seeds come out from beneath them when they are killed in a fire, and young redwoods, ‘daughter trees’, form in a circle around the old stump. In this way they grown in little circles here and there in the forest.