Falls Creek Antenna Head

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Falls Creek Antenna Head

Post by drm » May 8th, 2022, 2:56 pm

So we all know what a lollipop hike is, right? This loop route has two spurs that go to the bottom and top of the waterfall - so an antenna head. And not the best place for a quiet walk in the forest as Falls Creek is thunderous and raging, as it usually is this time of year. Only more so now.

I did the loop CCW, catching the bottom before the top. The road is badly pot-holed but it is only 2.4 miles in. There is one road-wide and deep puddle that some low clearance vehicles might get a wet engine from. And only one car in the lot when I arrived at 9:40 - 18 when I got out at 1:30.
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The lower two tiers
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Power Shower? Did I say it was thunderous?
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The most snow I saw on the way to the top
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Nice spot above the top of the falls
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the steep route down to the actual lip of the falls
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There is the top of the upper tier
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And looking down it

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Re: Falls Creek Antenna Head

Post by squidvicious » May 8th, 2022, 4:29 pm

I was out there last week. I think the road was the worst I've seen it. Not because the potholes were so wide or deep--although there were some respectable ones--but because they were absolutely constant. And some did not have a clear line to steer around/through without just dipping in. Usually there are stretches where I can roll along freely for a while, then crawl through a bad stretch, then roll along, etc. Nothing seemed clear. I was wishing I had just parked up early on and walked in, since I was pretty much going walking speed anyway.

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Re: Falls Creek Antenna Head

Post by drm » May 9th, 2022, 6:32 am

The first mile has some clear stretches, but the second mile+ is pretty continuous and you certainly cannot drive around them all. That's why I said at least it is short. Hiking it would be okay if there was a trail, but walking that road in those conditions when it is open seems a lot less fun.

Just focus on the thunderous payoff.

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