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Postby cbobcat49 » Tue Aug 05, 2008 5:07 pm

Can anyone help attach a name to this falls? I literally slammed on the brakes along route 73 when I saw this spectacular one. It spills off the col between Giant and Noble Mountains. This photo doesn't do it any justice. It's the closest I could zoom as my camera would allow. From the crest to the valley floor was definitely hundreds of feet. It is labeled in my Gazeteer as just "Falls".

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Re: mystery falls along route 73

Postby Matt » Tue Aug 05, 2008 5:19 pm

Map

Cascade Lake Falls I would guess.
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Re: mystery falls along route 73

Postby cbobcat49 » Tue Aug 05, 2008 6:14 pm

nope, that's not it. I can't figure out how to put a thumbtack in google maps. :oops:
Scroll along route 73 east, then south through Keene Valley and St. Huberts until you see Chapel Pond. It's on the opposite side of the road as Chapel Pond. You'll be able to clearly see the valley it flows through.
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Re: mystery falls along route 73

Postby Matt » Tue Aug 05, 2008 6:35 pm

I pull the GPS from mapper.acme.com and paste it into google maps.
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Re: mystery falls along route 73

Postby cbobcat49 » Tue Aug 05, 2008 6:47 pm

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Re: mystery falls along route 73

Postby cbobcat49 » Tue Aug 05, 2008 6:48 pm

Nope, the marker didn't "stick". Oh well... the falls would be dead center in the map on my link.
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Re: mystery falls along route 73

Postby paulschw » Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:28 pm

I always knew it as Roaring Brook Falls. It comes off of Giant Mtn.
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Re: mystery falls along route 73

Postby cbobcat49 » Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:43 pm

Yep, that's probably it. Thanks! I thought that name sounded familiar. It was discussed here...
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Re: mystery falls along route 73

Postby paulschw » Wed Aug 06, 2008 5:38 am

Here's a photo of another falls off of 73 that comes off of Cascade Mtn.
right near where Upper and Lower Cascade Lakes meet. There is seldom
any significant water flow, but there was this past spring. :D
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Re: mystery falls along route 73

Postby cbobcat49 » Wed Aug 06, 2008 7:31 am

I've seen this falls on Matt's list. We must have walked right past it last fall as we climbed Cascade Mtn last fall. It must not have been flowing then. Not that I knew to look for it. I didn't know it was there then.
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Re: mystery falls along route 73

Postby backpacker » Thu Aug 07, 2008 9:51 am

That is the top part of Roaring Brook falls. One of these times I'll stop and climb up there, the trail starts on the bottom right of Roaring Brook.
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Re: mystery falls along route 73

Postby cbobcat49 » Thu Aug 07, 2008 12:04 pm

About how tall would you say it is total? In the nyfalls list it says 100 feet but what I saw seemed much higher than that.
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