Herman Creek to Dry Creek Falls

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ExplorerTim
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Herman Creek to Dry Creek Falls

Post by ExplorerTim » January 5th, 2014, 7:09 pm

Starting from the Herman Creek Trail, taking the Bridge trail, then up to the PCT out to Dry Creek Falls. Did this out and back hike today, it seemed like a good destination that was low enough to be free of ice, yet provided some interesting scenary. As I suspected, the trail was frozen, but no slippery ice. I have it at 9.15 miles with 2015 elevation gain.
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Always a good photo op from the HC bridge
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Yes it was frosty
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Cliffs near the Bridge Trail and PCT intersection
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Unknown Creek and Falls
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Frozen Trail
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The Pinnacles
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Dry Creek Falls

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Re: Herman Creek to Dry Creek Falls

Post by Splintercat » January 6th, 2014, 9:49 am

Welcome to the forum, Tim - nice report! For some reason, I have never hiked the section from the bridge to Pacific Crest Falls -- it's on my list, now! Good idea for winter hiking.

Tom :)

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Re: Herman Creek to Dry Creek Falls

Post by solarjinx » January 6th, 2014, 8:26 pm

Anyone know if this is a good hike for camping overnight?

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Re: Herman Creek to Dry Creek Falls

Post by retired jerry » January 6th, 2014, 8:31 pm

Rather than hiking to Dry Creek Falls - freeway and railroad noise

Hike up Herman Creek Trail:

Herman Camp is about a mile - you have to know where the spring is

Casey Creek is maybe 5 miles

Cedar Swamp is maybe 7 miles

other places

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Re: Herman Creek to Dry Creek Falls

Post by solarjinx » January 6th, 2014, 8:42 pm

Thank you very much.

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Re: Herman Creek to Dry Creek Falls

Post by RobinB » January 9th, 2014, 11:55 am

solarjinx wrote:Anyone know if this is a good hike for camping overnight?
If you take the Herman Creek trail to the Casey Creek junction, there's an excellent campground, with a use trail heading downhill to Herman Creek.

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Re: Herman Creek to Dry Creek Falls

Post by retired jerry » January 9th, 2014, 1:54 pm

I've walked down that trail from Casey Creek campsite to Herman Creek.

Rather overgrown.

Very nice campsite there, but sort of claustrophobic, so I walked back.

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Re: Herman Creek to Dry Creek Falls

Post by Eric Peterson » January 9th, 2014, 2:16 pm

Great idea for a hike under 10 miles with some nice EG too!

Been looking for shorter RT hikes like this, thanks for posting :)

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Re: Herman Creek to Dry Creek Falls

Post by RobinB » January 9th, 2014, 4:43 pm

retired jerry wrote:Rather overgrown.
Good point. The creek's also a little further down than I expected.

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