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Seahpo Peak Falls
   Whatcom County, Washington

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Seahpo Peak Falls is the largest and most significant of several narrow braided waterfalls that stream off the east arm of Mount Shuksan. These waterfalls were first noticed on my second unsuccessful attempt to reach Sulphide Creek Falls and though all the other falls in the area proved pale in comparison to Sulphide itself, Seapho Peak Falls is substantial enough to warrant attention. The falls stream down from its namesake peak for about 2200 feet in several narrow tiers, the tallest being around 500 feet. Though the falls flow well during the summer and aren't thought seasonal in the traditional sense, unless the temperature is high or the winter snowpack is melting, this waterfall doesn't flow with a lot of force and as long as the temperature is moderately cool, chances are this one won't flow much at all. Colossal height aside, this is just a consolation prize.

HISTORY AND NAMING INFORMATION

  • Seahpo Peak Falls is the Unofficial name of this waterfall.

LOCATION AND DIRECTIONS

discouraged access

Seahpo Peak Falls is located east of the summit of Mount Shuksan in North Cascades National Park. The falls can be seen in two general areas, both are difficult to reach. The first is from the basin of Sulphide Creek, about a mile and a half up Sulphide Creek from the end of the Baker River trail. Better views can be had from the ridge dividing Sulphide Creek and Shuksan Lake, however, and the falls can be seen in tandem with Sulphide Creek Falls from most positions there.

Latitude

48.81354 N

Longitude

-121.55052 W

Elevation

5018 feet

USGS Quadrangle

Mount Shuksan 7 1/2"

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OTHER NEARBY WATERFALLS

Name

Distance

Cloudcap Falls

0.925 miles

Rockflow Canyon Falls

1.199 miles

Jagged Ridge Falls

1.538 miles

Crystal Creek Falls

1.952 miles

Sulphide Creek Falls

2.628 miles

Nooksack Cirque Falls

2.762 miles

Sulphide Basin Falls

3.142 miles

Sulphide Valley Falls

3.165 miles

Icy Peak Falls

3.461 miles

Upper Lake Creek Falls

4.485 miles

 

 

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Magnitude

43.71

IWC

2.75  (Class 3)

RATING

54.36 %

 

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PHYSICAL MAKEUP

Height

2200 feet

Tallest Drop

500 feet

Num. Drops

6

AVG. Width

5 feet

Pitch

68 degrees

Run

2000 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

Jul 27, 2011

Added a picture(s) of this waterfall

 
 
 
 
 

 

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