in the Rock Falls
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Shh! We've decided not to reveal the location of this
special waterfall. If you discover it on your own,
we hope that you, too, will treasure it and keep its
location to yourself.
is a difficult hike down an extremely steep gully
with no trails. Once in the gully, the short hike
to the falls was easy.
is one of the most secluded and pristine waterfalls
we have found. We saw virtually no signs of other
hikers having visited here, only very faint game trails.
Even the local hunters appear to have bypassed this
place. The waterfall is totally hidden in a 200 foot
deep gully more than a mile from the nearest road,
and is not visible until you are less than 50 feet
from its base.
The water falls 25 feet over
the main drop to a perfectly flat ledge which is
about 25 feet across and 10 feet wide. The water
flows diagonally across the ledge to a smaller 5
foot cascade into large pool. Where the main drop
of the falls hits the ledge, it has punched a hole
into the rock which is almost 6 feet deep and about
the size of a 4-person jacuzzi. For this feature,
we have given this waterfall its name of Hole in
the Rock Falls. We plan to revisit it on a hot day
We almost named this "Gall
Bladder Falls" since one of our party had a
gall bladder attack 8 hours after our visit here
and ended up having it removed 36 hours later. It
made us think a bit on the possibility of someone
getting sick or hurt on
one of these hikes and what we would need to do
to get everyone out safely...
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