|One of several cascades we enjoyed finding, Tarzan vines and all!|
Difficulty: Easy to strenuous depending on your choices. Getting to some waterfalls is narrow and steep.
Elevation range of this hike: 891-1822 feet.
|Wildflowers were blooming profusely in open sunny areas.|
For the adventurous, there is even a Tarzan vine hanging over the falls
and pool! I am not saying try it out, but tempting, huh?
|Downstream view of a pool from our snack/rest rock at the top of the falls.|
***The following photos are from Sept. 20, 2012. Water was so low that I couldn't get a decent shot of American Falls, so settled for a few of the hike and the creek:
|My first view of the canyon on this day's hike.|
|Looking for places to experiment with my new camera, I headed down the canyon farther and at this creek crossing found this fella. You can see how little water was flowing.|
Driving directions: Take Highway 193 east from Cool, California for 5.8 miles. Turn left on Sweetwater. This is known as the third gate of the gated community.
If you see the sign for the town of Greenwood, turn around. On the day we went here the street sign was missing, so all I can suggest is drive slowly, watch your mileage, and make sure you don't pass the sign for Greenwood.
When you have turned, you will see the small free parking (in spring of 2012) at the trailhead on your right before the gated entry into Auburn Lake Trails Community.
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