|UPPER EMERALD POOL FALLS|
RATING - 48.0
Upper Emerald Pool Falls is a really nice, but difficult to view waterfall located on Bebee Creek about 3/4 of a mile upstream from Highway 20. The waterfall occurs where the creek breaks out of a rugged sub-alpine valley and enters a narrow canyon. The creek drops 80' in an attractive fan shape as it falls with a second, smaller volume segment to the right. Unfortunately, the climb up to the falls and steepness of the canyon walls make it very difficult to access the falls and almost impossible to get a clear view. I strongly suggest leaving this one alone. As pretty as it is, the considerable effort required and the lack of a safe view make it not worthwhile for most people.
VR - 4.0 (Med/Sm)
HR - 5.0
SR - 12/20
TYPE OF APPROACH - Bushwhack
DIFFICULTY - Very Difficult
LOCATION - Washington Pass Area
TYPE - Fan
HEIGHT - 80'
WIDTH - 70'
DIRECTIONS - Follow the directions to Emerald Pool
Falls. The upper falls is about 3/4 of a mile upstream. From the upper
tiers of the lower falls, continue climbing up the very steep canyon,
eventually getting a through-the-trees view of the falls. You'll probably
have to climb down into the canyon and cross the creek at some point because
of the way the waterfall drops. It's probably possible to get to the base,
but it looked pretty dangerous.
NEARBY WATERFALLS - Emerald Pool Falls
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