Page 1 of 1

Falls Creek Antenna Head

Posted: May 8th, 2022, 2:56 pm
by drm
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.
The lower two tiers
Power Shower? Did I say it was thunderous?
The most snow I saw on the way to the top
Nice spot above the top of the falls
the steep route down to the actual lip of the falls
There is the top of the upper tier
And looking down it

Re: Falls Creek Antenna Head

Posted: May 8th, 2022, 4:29 pm
by squidvicious
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.

Re: Falls Creek Antenna Head

Posted: May 9th, 2022, 6:32 am
by drm
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.