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Hetch Hetchy Waterfall Hike TR

Postby Ikan Mas » Sun Jun 19, 2011 3:19 pm

After backpacking all of 3 miles into one of the Cherry Lake boat in camps Friday, I had a hankering for a few more miles. Hetch Hetchy was nearby, so I headed over Saturday for a dayhike up to Rancheria. Yes, I know, this is hardly new territory for this board, but it was fun none the less.

It was a bright and rather warm day. Here are the falls from the dam.
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Tueeulala Falls
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Wapama Falls from the trail:
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You could get through the spray, but is was akin to walking through a carwash. Make sure you have a bag to put your camera in!
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The trail above Tiltill Creek has burned since I was last there, so that last mile into Rancheria Falls was rather bleak, though the flowers were pretty good.
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I had lunch at Rancheria Falls:
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and then walked up to the bridge over Rancheria Creek
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After one more soaking, I retured back to the dam as the clouds rolled in.
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Great day of hiking.



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Re: Hetch Hetchy Waterfall Hike TR

Postby gary c. » Sun Jun 19, 2011 3:22 pm

Lots of water flowing through there already. Thanks for the report and pictures.
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Re: Hetch Hetchy Waterfall Hike TR

Postby RoguePhotonic » Sun Jun 19, 2011 3:27 pm

I was there on the 12th and those falls are impressive. Here is a short video of Wapama.
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Re: Hetch Hetchy Waterfall Hike TR

Postby rlown » Sun Jun 19, 2011 3:49 pm

nice pics.. wish they'd drain that dam. no need for it with the storage down below..
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