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Postby cbobcat49 » Wed Jul 30, 2008 8:33 pm

This falls is absolutely stunning. Well over 100 feet tall. The water sprays into a mist as it bounces off different parts of the gorge wall. What's really odd geologically here is that as you follow the creek up the gorge to the falls, the gorge continues in front of you but there's no creek in it. The entire creek spills in off the gorge wall to the right. Maybe this stream changed course after an earthquake. This falls is very easy to find except its at the end of a 3.5 mile hike. It's on a tributary of the Ausable River that flows into the Ausable just as the river exits Lower Ausable Lake. It's then only a few 100 yards walk up Rainbow Falls creek to the falls.

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there were lots of interesting close up shots to take here.
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the "empty" gorge straight ahead...
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a solitary tree hanging out over the gorge. This picture was taken pointing straight up...
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moss clinging to the rocks immediately across from the falls. The plant life was thriving here from all the mist.
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crystal clear water
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Re: Rainbow Falls

Postby Matt » Wed Jul 30, 2008 10:53 pm

Amazing shots of a spectacular falls. I've read about this one. I want to visit next spring.
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Re: Rainbow Falls

Postby Brenda » Thu Jul 31, 2008 8:19 am

Beautiful place and wonderful shots!
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Re: Rainbow Falls

Postby backpacker » Thu Aug 07, 2008 10:17 am

Chris,
Did you go up top and take some pictures too?
I have pictures from the top in the section same location different season.
Nice shots by the way.
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Re: Rainbow Falls

Postby cbobcat49 » Thu Aug 07, 2008 12:06 pm

No. No time/no energy to go up to the top. :) You should post your photos from the top. Those would be interesting to see.
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Re: Rainbow Falls

Postby paulschw » Thu Aug 07, 2008 5:33 pm

Great photos cbobcat, I love that place. Matt and/or others, I'm interested in carpooling
if you want to get an Adirondack trip together. I'd generally go in early June to benefit from
higher water and many black flies but fall is also a possibility, even though the water will be lower.
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Re: Rainbow Falls

Postby Matt » Thu Aug 07, 2008 6:05 pm

that actually sounds like a great idea. Give us a heads-up in june.
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Re: Rainbow Falls

Postby backpacker » Mon Aug 11, 2008 7:33 am

Rainbow Falls from the top.

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Winter shot from the same location
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Re: Rainbow Falls

Postby cbobcat49 » Mon Aug 11, 2008 8:19 am

aha. From the top - opposite side of the gorge. I was wondering what you meant by that. That looks like it would be great for ice climbing in the winter.
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Re: Rainbow Falls

Postby Matt » Mon Aug 11, 2008 10:22 am

That one [e]huge[/e] chunk of ice!
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Rainbow Falls, Ausable lake

Postby Crazyzouave » Sun Oct 05, 2008 10:31 pm

It's a long hike to Rainbow falls, but well worth it. If you are going to visit, it's best to do in spring or fall as it's sometimes just a trickle in summer.

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Re: Rainbow Falls, Ausable lake

Postby cbobcat49 » Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:38 am

That falls is really beautiful. We were there over the summer.
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