Saturday, January 26, 2008

1-26-08 Trip Report, Pierce Canyon Falls, Road 53

I had planned on leading a hike up to the Otis Ranch today, but the weather had been so bad the night before, Road 16 was closed at Rumsey. This would have meant we would have had to hike a few extra miles. Ordinarily that's not a problem, but while standing there in the Post Office parking lot in Guinda, we realized this would be the perfect time to hike Road 53, to see the falls. We guessed they must be running, and were they ever!

On the way up, there were still patches of snow. The snow had been so heavy, numerous tree branches had broken off, under the weight.

On the drive to the trailhead, Road 31, among others, was flooded.

The creek on the hike up was roaring.

The falls looked great. Lots of flow.

A wider view of the falls, with the side channel on the right.

Video of the falls.

Andrew Fulks

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