01 September, 2008:
On a sunny and uncharacteristically warm Labor Day, Sarah & I decided to brave the hordes and go hiking from Muir Beach. As expected for 11am on a beautiful holiday, traffic was very slow getting from 101 through Mill Valley, but we eventually pulled into the lot at Muir Beach. Full, drat. We found parking at the end of Muir Woods Rd., which added about a half mile of highway-side walking to our excursion, but so it goes.
We passed the Pelican Inn, walked a short ways down the Muir Beach road, then turned left onto the Coastal Trail. The beach was full of families enjoying the weather, and we could hear the sounds of frolicking through the stand of trees separating the trail from the beach itself.