Thursday, May 25, 2023

Big Falls - 5/23 & 30/23

American Flag at Big Falls

Waterfalls in Lower Big Falls Wash

Kay starting up Snowpack from Up & Around

Brian's group halfway up Snowpack
Brian, Chuck and Larry hiked up to Big Falls over the snow on May 23rd. The ice and snow will stay strong only a little bit longer. After that, the danger of falling through the ice and into the running water below becomes more likely. Hike at your own risk. But, it is truly a sight to see! Brian offered a few photos for the blog. Then, I added a few photos of our hike today.

Rounding the Corner of the Wash

Big Falls

25' Base Hole of Big Falls
On May 30th, Mike and I did the same hike and some of the snow and ice had melted. We didn't get to hike over Obstacle Rock. (It looked iffy.) But after the rock, it was clear sailing up the snow. Big Falls was running over the cliff in torrents! The hole below the falls is very deep. I donned my microspikes for the hike down the snow but took them off at Obstacle Rock. Amazing day!

Stats: 3.5 miles; 1050' gain; 2.5 hours
Base Hole of Big Falls

Taking photos of Big Falls from Dry Overlook

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