Cataract Falls

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:

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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.

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5 thoughts on “Cataract Falls

  1. Very nice view with peaceful autumn/fall atmosphere. I like the composition very much and the contrast between white water and black rocks. The fallen leaves add a lot to the atmosphere. Great photo!

  2. That’s pretty steep for anybody but well worth it to capture such a beautiful image. The cascading water looks perfect and the moss and leaves set it off wonderfully while adding just a touch of color.

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