Last week I visited Cataract Falls Trail on the north slopes of Mt. Tamalpais (Marin Co., California). There were literally dozens of falls along the mile or so of the trail, the tallest around 20 or 30 feet. Here’s a smaller cascade:
The trail was narrow and went straight up, 1100 feet in the first half mile. Pretty steep for me! The canyon was shady, filled with redwoods and ferns. At a sunny clearing near the top I found a handful of butterflies: 4 Red Admiral, 1 California Sister.