Of all the trails I have hiked, a rather modest trail named Potrero John is the one that left the fondest memories. I've posted about this trail twice already - once when I did the hike and once when I reminisced about doing it.
The trail is only 5.5 miles long. There is very little elevation change. The scenery is ... nice. The trail turns around at a rather impressive falls, though when I was there only a little water was flowing. Despite the low flow, the trail still manages to cross Potrero John creek over a dozen times. I'm not sure why I felt so content on this trail but I did.
Potrero John has been good to me and, once again, it has come through. I was contacted last week by an author who has published a book about California Waterfalls. The fourth edition of her book is coming out in the spring and one of my Potrero John waterfall photos will grace its pages. This will be my first real-world published picture (I've had a few published on-line). Can't wait to get my copy next spring.
I'll have to return to the falls someday. Give it my thanks for being so kind to me. Maybe I'll do it next year. We're planning a route 66 drive with a visit with our California friends (I'll send you an e-mail, GeekHiker, when I have some firm dates) and a Potrero John hike or a Topa Topa hike are on my short to-do list.