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Buttermilk Falls on the Raquette River

Postby cbobcat49 » Mon Jul 28, 2008 7:58 pm

The river itself here was probably more beautiful than the falls.
There was a group of people there while we were there. One of them, a chubby hairy middle aged guy, was doing cannonballs off a rock into the plunge pool. Julie got a mid-air shot maybe she'll post. :)

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the river upstream from the falls...
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I wish I was one of these guys...
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Re: Buttermilk Falls on the Raquette River

Postby Matt » Mon Jul 28, 2008 9:20 pm

very nice! I haven't seen too many buttermilk falls shots without people climbing all over it.
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Re: Buttermilk Falls on the Raquette River

Postby cbobcat49 » Tue Jul 29, 2008 5:48 pm

I was looking for the "elevation phenomenon" described in the waterfall list. I couldn't find anything unusual. :?:
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Re: Buttermilk Falls on the Raquette River

Postby hit_thetrails » Tue Jul 29, 2008 7:29 pm

cbobcat49 wrote:The river itself here was probably more beautiful than the falls.
There was a group of people there while we were there. One of them, a chubby hairy middle aged guy, was doing cannonballs off a rock into the plunge pool. Julie got a mid-air shot maybe she'll post. :)

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Re: Buttermilk Falls on the Raquette River

Postby cbobcat49 » Tue Jul 29, 2008 7:41 pm

Ladies and gentlemen, George "The Animal" Steele.

oh, Julie just pointed out that in my straight on falls shot, the rock the falls is spilling over looks as though its sort of bowed upward. I guess that's the elevation phenomenon. It's an optical illusion.
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Re: Buttermilk Falls on the Raquette River

Postby Matt » Wed Jul 30, 2008 9:48 am

:lol:
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Buttermilk Falls - ADK

Postby champy1013 » Wed Jan 07, 2009 7:47 am

Started reprocessing my pics from here - I'm beginning to like Photomatix more (was using Dynamic Photo HDR)...
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Re: Buttermilk Falls - ADK

Postby backpacker » Wed Jan 07, 2009 8:17 am

Looks good Matt
Every time I go there its high water like this

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Re: Buttermilk Falls - ADK

Postby Matt » Wed Jan 07, 2009 9:33 am

I'm still wondering why this is the most popular fall in the Adirondacks.
Maybe I'm not picking up the scale of this thing through the photos.
Accessibility? Swimming?
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Re: Buttermilk Falls - ADK

Postby backpacker » Wed Jan 07, 2009 10:07 am

It’s on the Raquette River south of Lone Lake. The Raquette River is a major canoeing route which will take you from Old Forge to Canada. The falls are less than a tenth of a mile walk from the road and there are picnic tables around the falls. Both pictures really don’t do the falls justice. If you could cross the river it might present a better perspective of the falls. Matt captured the height pretty good, the falls are wide with large rocks diverting the water.

Here's a shot looking up stream.
The top of the falls is on the right just out of the picture.
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Re: Buttermilk Falls - ADK

Postby cbobcat49 » Wed Jan 07, 2009 10:07 am

Probably a combination of river volume and accessability. It's only a few 100 feet walk from the parking lot to the river. It's definitely not the most picturesque falls in the region but it's a nice place to visit.
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Re: Buttermilk Falls - ADK

Postby Bobbie » Sun Jan 25, 2009 11:04 pm

Is this waterfall located on North Point Road?
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