A very heightened sensory experience: the noise of the falls, the rainforest's damp smell and the constant pattering of rain. The hike features long sections of ascending railroad ties stacked one after another, rising ever upwards. The steepness of the trail reminded Mike at times of the long winding path to Cirith Ungol in Lord of the Rings. But this was much nicer.
Photo: Waterfall, Cataract Trail─Marin County, 2011