RATING - 20.4
VR - 3.6 (Med/Sm) HR - 4.0 SR - 6/20
TYPE OF APPROACH - Roadside
DIFFICULTY - Very Easy
LOCATION - Ross Lake Area
TYPE - Horsetail
HEIGHT - 75'
WIDTH - 20'
Sattler Falls was named by Bryan Swan after Kim Sattler who apparently died near the falls. The falls themselves are a little over 100' tall and are surrounded on all sides by various shades of green. In the winter of 2012, a huge avalanche came down this creek. It was so deep on my visit that only the top of the falls could be seen. This will make for quite a mess of lumber under the falls once the snow melts but will open up the view a bit. It also opened a view up of a very large upper tier that was previously not visible (see picture below). Whether this tier is immediately connected to Sattler Falls or a separate upper falls is unknown at this time.
The area surrounding the pullout has a tremendous collection of wildflowers where one can easily waste some time taking pictures and in the fall the hillside around the falls displays an amazing amount of yellow and orange.
|DIRECTIONS - Drive east on Highway 20 past Ross Lake. Sattler Falls can be seen just after crossing over Lillian Creek. A small memorial to Kim Sattler sits by the highway near the falls.
|ADDITIONAL PICTURES (CLICK TO ENLARGE) AND VIDEO