2/20/2010 – South Fork Clackamas and Memaloose Creek Falls

Date of Hike: 2/20/2010
Location of Hike: South Fork of the Clackamas and up Memaloose Creek
Weather during Hike: Sunny
Hiking Buddies: Don and Charles
Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Time: 2:00 PM
Hike Distance: 5 miles
Pictures: Link
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Description of Hike:
This was another trip up the South Fork of the Clackamas where the old OC Waterworks was. This time we wanted to get to the base of the falls to get a better look at them. We also did a little scouting of some other abandoned trails in the area. The scramble/bushwhack down to the base of the falls wasn’t easy, but it gave a totally different view of the falls than what you get up above.

The falls on Memaloose you can’t even see without scrambling down to the creek. It is a very interesting falls in a very interesting bowl with almost vertical walls.

The only fall we didn’t get to the base of was the big falls, because we would have to ford Memaloose creek and we weren’t prepared to do that. It was still a great day with some beautiful scenery that very few people have seen.

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