Alamere Falls

12 03 2017

With abundant rains this season, California is finally out of drought and its water bodies are brimming with water. Best time to visit my favorite part of the nature – waterfalls. That Saturday the original plan was to hike to Cataract Falls. But alas! Mudslides the previous day had blocked the access to the trail on both sides. So, the decision was made to head to Alamere falls instead. The last 2 miles drive to the Palomarin trail head was so horrible with unimaginable potholes. Especially in the Porsche Convertible. ( Not my car. I carpooled. đŸ˜› ). Drive past Stinson beach, turn into Olema Bolinas Rd and then take Mesa Road.

It was a 8 mile out and back hike. A sunny clear day after a long time, it seemed everyone is out that day. The trail was so overcrowded. We ourselves are a group of about 20 people.

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Much of the trail was muddy but the hike offered splendid views of the bay on the way.

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Continue on the Coast Trail. Beautiful lakes galore.

 

Turn left into a not so evident trail to reach  Alamere falls at the beach. To my satisfaction, they were lush and roaring.

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Had to climb down the rock to reach the bottom of the falls.

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Access to the beach was limited  requiring one to cross the a-little-too-wide creek.

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I didn’t try crossing the creek. Just spent some time at the falls. Before leaving though, I couldn’t resist recording the sound of the roaring water. It’s music.

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