Posted 2009-05-27 01:16:39 by Bryan Swan
I've actually been getting out and about over the last couple of weeks, so there's a slew of new data and pictures. Starting off, I made a two day (cut short by a day due to nasty weather) trip down to the Columbia Gorge to start measuring some of the waterfalls down there, which produced some interesting results. Turns out Latourell Falls isn't as tall as had been claimed, Horsetail Falls is actually taller than previously thought, and Elowah Falls was substantially overstated. You can see the results of my efforts under each entry (check the Updates Page to see which ones I visited).
Additionally, I spent the long weekend with a bunch of friends on Banks Lake and managed to slip out to hit a handful of waterfalls in the Grand Coulee area. Unfortunately the falls flowing into Banks Lake (Martin, Rusho Creek and Paynes Gulch) were all dry, but I did measure the cliffs and they turned out to be much larger than I thought. I also hit the three falls on the Nespelem River and Summer Falls, which is still publicly accessible despite what Greg Plumb's latest book might indicate.
Coming up in the next couple weeks I'll be leading another Photography Workshop, this one in the North Cascades corridor where the warm weather will hopefully make its impact felt and we'll see some serious power. Still room for 3 more attendees, so sign up soon!