More uphill along Poboktan Creek, some it fairly stiff when hauling an overnight pack, then through forest and the occasional open section, and in about 5.5 km (2 hrs) one arrives at Waterfalls Campground (GR 795105), about 12 km from the trailhead and with an elevation gain of some 850'. I had heard vague rumours that Waterfalls was a fantastic place to camp, and in this expectation we were not disappointed - it really is a delightful spot for a camp: Poboktan Creek makes a turn around an intervening ridge at this point and then drops about a hundred feet in several channels and cascades, with some of the streams spurting out from the rocks and others entwining and then separating. Martin Godwyn's photo certainly shows the beauty of these waterfalls to good effect: See Waterfalls.
There is also a 250' series of falls and cascades - quite spectacular -- just NE of the campground, which one can easily walk up to. It is also certainly worth a visit. The campground itself is one of the more lavish of the backcountry sites - not only are there a number of flat tenting spots, there are also several sturdy picnic tables... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
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