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Cloudcap Falls
   Whatcom County, Washington

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Cloudcap Falls is a long series of cascades flowing off a small glacier just below Cloudcap Peak on the east shoulder of Mount Shuksan. The falls drop approximately 2400 feet over a run of just shy of 8/10 of a mile. This is all continuous bedrock-based waterfall, however all but the final couple hundred feet or so are hidden from view due to the way the creek has incised itself into the mountain, much like neighboring Sulphide Creek Falls. Viewing the falls is all but impossible from anywhere but the air, and even at that it won't likely be very visible (or worth photographing). Further, the falls only appear to flow during the melt season, and run dry, or at least low enough that it can't be easily noticed, in the late summer. In the broad picture, this one is noteworthy only for its height and nothing else.

HISTORY AND NAMING INFORMATION

  • Cloudcap Falls is the name of this waterfall.

Latitude

48.81452 N

Longitude

-121.56314 W

Elevation

5119 feet

USGS Quadrangle

Mount Shuksan 7 1/2"

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OTHER NEARBY WATERFALLS

Name

Distance

Seahpo Peak Falls

0.925 miles

Jagged Ridge Falls

1.231 miles

Rockflow Canyon Falls

1.449 miles

Sulphide Creek Falls

2.193 miles

Sulphide Basin Falls

2.283 miles

Nooksack Cirque Falls

2.345 miles

Sulphide Valley Falls

2.723 miles

Crystal Creek Falls

2.837 miles

Icy Peak Falls

3.622 miles

Curtis Glacier Falls

4.098 miles

 

 

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Magnitude

32.54

IWC

3.16  (Class 4)

RATING

36.01 %

 

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PHYSICAL MAKEUP

Height

2400 feet

Tallest Drop

 

Num. Drops

AVG. Width

5 feet

Pitch

50 degrees

Run

4000 feet

Primary Form

Steep Cascade

 

Watershed

Baker River

Stream

Unnamed

AVG. Volume

35.0 cfs

Source

Glacier

Seasonality

Best Flows

June to October

 
 

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UPDATE HISTORY

May 21, 2011

Edited Waterfall Information

 
 
 
 
 

 

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