Sep'18 Hiking: Cataract Falls & Alpine Lake

September 23rd (Sunday)

Hi friends,

This hike’s been on my list for a long time and I am excited for us to finally get to it. It’s a long and beautiful one. More exciting than the falls itself, there’s the Alpine Lake and a few different biomes we’ll get to enjoy.

Also, I’d love to see all of you before we go on a hiatus for the foreseeable future starting January ‘19. More on that soon :)

Cataract Falls and Potrero Meadows Loop

Trail: Cataract Falls and Potrero Meadows Loop (Cataract, Helen Market, Kent, Benstein Trails) is a 8.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Mill Valley, California that features a lake and is rated as difficult. - AllTrails

  • Distance: 8.4 miles

  • Estimated Hiking Duration: 3 hr 45 min

  • Elevation Gain: 1,837 feet

  • Directions/Starting Point: Google Maps (~45 minutes drive from SF, one-way)

  • Starting Time at Trailhead: 9:30 AM

Questions [Please respond September 17, you can reply here or to]

  1. Will you be joining? Yes/No. 

  2. If you’re bringing +n’s, please reply with them on the thread.

  3. Will you be driving or need a ride? 🚗

    1. If you’re driving 👌🏽

    2. If you're open to having folks ride with you: many spots do you have and what’s a convenient meet-up spot? Either your own car or a rental.

    3. If you need a ride, how many spots do you need and what part of town are you based in?


P.S. If this is your first email, here's some context: about once a month I like to get a group of friends together to hike. There's something very special about getting everyone together in nature that allows for serendipitous interactions and fun conversations. Plus, I get to see each of you more frequently.

P.P.S. If you’re interested in joining a few us trying to book an evening of bioluminescent kayaking in Point Reyes in Oct/Nov, let me know. We’ve reached out are currently on a waitlist for a private tour so the exact date is TBD.