Sunday, May 22, 2011

Muir Woods Redwoods National Park

I believe that once in life, we do fall in love, not necessarily with a person, but a dream, an ambition to explore new horizon in journey of life and more often it will be the reason to wake up with a smile... :) I guess I am in love with nature and Muir woods visit increased this fascination towards nature.... yes... Its an divine experience to roam around in jungle, explore them... listen to voice of birds, leaves....!!

Muir Woods Redwoods National Park is very dense forest with full of redwood trees. Some trees here are more than 400 years old. There are different trails in this forest and as per your wish you can choose any one of the path and just roam in forest. Just enjoy the nature around you and have Good time. Since last so many days I missing pinnacle club, I haven't gone for trekking for more than 5 months now... I thought this is Good opportunity to enjoy trekking, So we choose one of the longest hillside trail and started our journey. Chandra sir lead the trek, me and Balaji were following sir.
Our trek path was like "hillside trail -- bootjack trail -- troop 80 tail -- panoramic trail -- ocean view trail and back to visitor center". The red color line in above map show path followed by us. We were walking for almost 5 hours and it was full of fun. I have got really nice picture and yes I have tried to make very small documentary of this journey... hope you will get same experience through this video.

While roaming in forest at one point I was bit tired so just sat at one place to take some rest, meantime Chandra and Balaji went bit ahead of me. This kind of silence and serenity always takes you into introspection and storm of thoughts start roaring your mind. Yeah.. no doubt whatever may be situation one should never get disappointed and always maintain positive attitude towards life. But you cannot always control things around you and sometimes some events do disappoint you. I guess my best friend caught my bit dull mood and I realized that someone is calling me... "Hey Sandy..." I tried to identify whose this??.... After sometime I realized that its my friend tree..... It was giant redwood tree. I realized that my friend tree is talking with me...

Tree: Hey Sandy, yes.... its me. What happened friend? why your bit dull today?

Me: Nothing... I am fine and enjoying as usual....

Tree: he he he he..... you can't lie to me. I can read you.

Me: Nothing yaar.... When you work really hard in adverse conditions, even after that you get neglected and don't get fruit of it. This situation leads to some disappointment.

Tree: ohhh...!!! Its very common problem in this world and because of increased selfishness you may face this situation every other step in your life. But you got guard your charisma against all these things.... look towards me... what do you think?? was it easy to survive for these 400 years?? you cant even think of difficulties I have faced during last 400 years... But I maintained my charisma, my positive will power during all that times. maintained my courage to blossom in every spring... thats why today I am standing in front of you. do see those butterflies on that flower???

Me: yes...

Tree: Just be like them in your day today life.... Take Good things from each situation and move ahead in your life...!!

Me: Hey.... Thanks friend... I really got some new energy...

Tree: Your welcome yaar.... one more thing. See when you will successfully handle these kind of adverse conditions, it will teach you very valuable lesson. Remember, outside light or source of energy is going to switched off or finish, You should create fire of inspiration from within. It will give you two advantages: You will be able to identify your path very clearly and if someone tires take you in hand they will get burned.

Me: Yes... once again really really thanks..!!! I am feeling more stronger now... yes... your Sandy is back my friend..... :)

Tree: thats like friend of mine..!!!.... see... someone is calling you, please go ahead now.... bye

Me: bye.. tc

Suddenly I came out of that thought and realized that I am lagging behind and starting walking fast to catch balaji and Chandra sir.
ohh.... not sure if tree talked with me or it was storm of thought in my mind in that divine silence.... but yes I got the conclusion...!!!

Just thought that it may be useful to my friends as well thats why shared it here... :)

As mentioned earlier, This is short video of this trip. Being cameramen, director and everything I am not in this video ;)

Please click on following picture to see all pics of this trip