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Photo trip to Rainbow Falls

Postby STRETCHMAN » Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:34 am

I had heard the road to Devils Postpile(203) could be open this weekend(6/6).
If the road is open should I expect the trail to Rainbow Falls to be still covered
with snow/ice? At that elevation has the snow/ice started melting out? #-o



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Re: Photo trip to Rainbow Falls

Postby fishmonger » Mon Jun 01, 2009 1:11 pm

highly unlikely that the trail will have any snow left on it. It's pretty far down on the valley, southern exposure, no trees.
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Re: Photo trip to Rainbow Falls

Postby STRETCHMAN » Mon Jun 01, 2009 4:34 pm

Thank you for the info. :)
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Re: Photo trip to Rainbow Falls

Postby fishmonger » Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:08 am

the trail looks like this - and it's at about 7400 feet elevation, so about 500 feet lower than the town of Mammoth Lakes.

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Re: Photo trip to Rainbow Falls

Postby STRETCHMAN » Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:09 am

Thanks for the picture. I just hope the t-storms hold off and the sun
is out to get a good Rainbow at the falls.
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Re: Photo trip to Rainbow Falls

Postby Buck Forester » Sun Jun 28, 2009 2:28 pm

Although at sunrise you don't get any rainbows, watching the first rays of sunlight come from behind the falls is a gorgeous time. And you'll mostl likely have it all to yourself. But the classic shot is the perpetual gorgeous rainbow in mid-day.

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It's all about the WILDERNESS!!!

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Re: Photo trip to Rainbow Falls

Postby Shawn » Sun Jun 28, 2009 2:44 pm

Whoa Buck - that's at least a thousand calories of eye candy!
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Re: Photo trip to Rainbow Falls

Postby STRETCHMAN » Sun Jun 28, 2009 7:59 pm

Buck,your photos are the best! =D>
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Re: Photo trip to Rainbow Falls

Postby Buck Forester » Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:56 pm

Gracias, but you really can't take a bad photo of the waterfall. Just let the lighting and the scenery do all the work for you. I didn't even intend to "silk" the waterfall in that shot, but the light was so low and I was shooting Fuji Velvia 50 film that I didn't really have any choice.

There is another waterfall a short hike downriver which isn't as dramatic but it's very pretty too. I haven't been in the area since my doggies passed. My oldest little boy (3 yrs) is getting old enough that I'll be able to take him out this summer and this would be a good, easy hike for him.
It's all about the WILDERNESS!!!

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