I have traveled to many places, seen many sights. I have seen the greatest of animals and most beautiful of people. But the best place I have ever been is the immense solitude of Muir Woods, a National Park just north of San Francisco. And the thing that made Muir Woods so amazing was the trees. The enormous redwoods, douglas firs, and sequoias leave a barren, whisper quiet floor below that is aptly referred to as "the cathedral". But there is a lie in the Muir Woods. There is a plaque on one of the trees there labeling it as the tallest known tree in the world, but there are at least two others known to be taller. Both that I know of have their exact locations known only to very select park staff and research biologists. One of the taller trees is somewhere within the deeper parts of Muir Woods, but the very tallest known tree in the world is known only to the world at large as "Hyperion". It is a giant coastal redwood, almost 400 feet tall (379.1), and its location is ridiculously secretive. The only thing us normals know is that it is somewhere in the remote deep of the string of Redwood State and National Parks in Northern California, we don't even know which park specifically. But in my opinion, I like that. Mystery is a great and powerful beacon, making Hyperion just that much more majestic. So hide on, Hyperion. May the forest be with you.