My days off are Sunday-Monday these days, which means I get a trails-to-myself day at least once a week if I want it.

Today strikes me as perfect one to check out Murietta Falls on the Ohlone Trail: a day with no rain in the forecast coming right after a major storm system has just blown through. The falls run only after major rainfall — and this year the ground was so dry after last year’s dry winter that most of the previous rains got soaked up by thirsty earth. But by now the run-off ought to be pretty strong, and the hills pretty green, and the lingering clouds over the hills creating photogenic scenes left and right.

Of course it’s 12 miles of hell out and back to get there, but some things simply must be done.

Pix & blather tonight.