198 – Relief Falls

Accessibility – Hard+

Height: Approx 12-15′

Distance – 5.5 (shuttle hike)

Beauty – 3

Photo rating – 5

Solitude – 10

GPS Info: LAT **.**** LONG -**.****

Last updated – 06-15-2017


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Hike Directions: I have no idea where this waterfall is or if I could ever get to it again. It is on a small tributary that feeds into the river left of the Whitewater River. The waterfall is upstream of the confluence with the Whitewater River. I can’t tell you how far since I don’t know. We reached the falls by accident. We were following a trail that suddenly petered out high on a ridge over the river. After an exhausting side-hill bushwhack through thorns and god knows what else, we ended up in this creek bed. We actually thought we were in Waddle Branch but this was not the case. We followed it down to the top of this waterfall and after descending down to the base, I stood under it for about a minute. After an hour of intense bushwhacking, it felt so good to wash off under this little waterfall. I called it Relief Falls because I was so relieved to be off that ridge. It doesn’t have an official name.

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