Have you been to the potholes?! Have you ever even heard of the potholes?! If not, you’re really missing out on an amazing natural place. I was first introduced to the potholes last summer, but never had the chance to actually go. This year was different. I took every opportunity I’ve had so far to get there. The potholes are natural holes of water originating from a lake and flowing through a stream. I’ll leave the location to be desired for now…I’m sorry! Most of this post is going to be pictures so here are a few to start with!
I was there a few weeks ago when my sister and dad came out to visit. We left later in the afternoon to avoid the crowds and avoid them we did. There literally was no one there. Once you reach parking, you’ll hike back a little less than a mile to where the potholes start in the flowing stream. They continue down until a waterfall leaves the rest of the stream unreachable. Some are extremely deep. You can pencil jump in some sections and never even touch the bottom. There is also one hole where you can swim underneath the rocks. No thanks! There are some smooth rock slides that can make the day even more fun. The activities are endless. You can rock jump if you’re interested or just sunbathe by laying out on the rocks. Enjoy some lunch, a few drinks and have a great time. That’s what we did! It’s a great place to bring your new Granite Rocx backpack and cooler! Here are some more awesome pictures!
You might as well bring some water shoes or river sandals if your feet aren’t used to the rocks. Get a pair from Tahoe Mountain Sports in the north shore! Ask around and you’ll find out more about the potholes. Get yourself over there and enjoy the beautiful Sierra Mountains, sun and water. If you’ve been to the potholes make a comment below! Also follow me on twitter @sberei!