Falls of Sheldon Creek
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Creek in Wyoming County
||Easy to the
first waterfall, then difficult to the base of the
main waterfall. It is a short walk down the stream
to the first fall below the bridge. With some care,
you can scramble down this first fall and then over
a series of cascades to the crest of the main fall
a short distance away. The main fall is pretty impressive
with an overhanging crest. We found an obvious but
very difficult way down on the left facing downstream.
We used a rope for safety since this is a fairly serious
drop. Once down, it is a short easy walk down the
stream to the lower falls.
Johnson Falls at the peak of the 1999 drought and
the water was quite low. This must be an impressive
waterfall with water in the creek. Within less than
1/4 mile, there are three waterfalls on this good-sized
stream with a total fall of 120 feet.
the low water made the extensive litter we found all
the more unpleasant. We spent over an hour picking
up and hauled out more than 150 bottles, cans, cardboard
cartons, and other trash. It always amazes us that
people will go the the trouble of carrying a full
case of beer to a beautiful place and then not be
willing to carry the empty cans out. And it dismays
us that people will leave a beautiful place like this
totally trashed. We hope that the Canyon
Monster will find these people and haunt their
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