I was on one of the last flights out, so it was early afternoon that I arrived at the trailhead. The parking area was all in full sun and much too hot to hang around all afternoon, so I started up the trail to perhaps have a look at the Horsethief Falls. A few meters past the parking lot the old road becomes overgrown and immediately ends at the riverbank. There Horsethief Creek flows against a rockface and the trail climbs about 30m above it before descending to the road again on the other side. After that the road is quite obvious until it is covered by a debris flow with a dry creekbed. Beyond that the spray from the Horsethief Falls becomes briefly visible illuminated against the dark forest. Further up the valley the road climbs away from the creek and the falls never become visible through the dense second growth. [photo]P1010134.JPG[caption]The spray of Horsethief Falls in the distance, Jacobite Peak above[/photo].
See large photo The spray of Horsethief Falls
[photo]P1010116.JPG[caption]Hellroaring Creek above the trail bridge[/photo]
Eventually I reached Hellroaring Creek which drains the bowl east of Camp Peak and found some... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
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