Mother Nature needs a 'clean and polish' now and then


November 11, 2021

Mark Woytowich

Sweet and scenic, this small unnamed waterfall forms the middle of three cataracts that eventually drop into the Hamma Hamma River.

Snow level will determine if this Saturday's TrashMash adventure leads us to the trailheads on Mount Ellinor. My gut says we'll not make it that far, but if we do, we'll be visiting two impressive (but lesser known) waterfalls as part of the excursion.

Upper Big Creek Falls is a short hike down what used to be a logging road before it collapsed under a landslide. The access point is between the lower and upper trailheads to Mount Ellinor, down a short spur with decent parking. For serious climbers, this is also the way to the Mount Washington-Jefferson Ridge Trailhead.

The main falls are...

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