Chamberlain Creek Waterfall
from Hwy 29, turn north onto Road 200. Drive 4 miles to the staircase leading down into the ravine to the trail that takes you more northward to the waterfall. There is a point where you have to make a choice between going more to the left or more to the right. It is not exactly a Y, but rather a fork (as there is a third option which has a gate). Go to the left and continue your trek.
During winter, in this part of California, flora is greenest, water flows, and the air is fresh. You can smell the redwoods, feel the cool air, and become invigorated. You will not want to leave. You will find yellow banana slugs slithering slowly along a fallen tree or a mossy rock, and little water bugs that I used to call water skeeters (like skaters), and a rare trillium flower poking out like a little hidden miracle, dew drenched and almost sparkly white. With every exhale of that cool, misty air, your body will ache for the next inhale, as if it is hoping to never let it go.