Ron Hanko

Ron Hanko

Posted on 10/21/2015


Photo taken on October 16, 2015


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Waterfall

Waterfall
We saw this unnamed falls when hiking to Crater Lake (not the Crater Lake in Oregon). We found the falls, however, only because we had lost the trail (we later found it again), and we lost the trail because there was hardly any trail. Several years ago I tried to find Crater Lake on a foggy and very wet day and got lost. At that point the trail was marked with soggy bits of toilet paper many of which had disintegrated in the rain. This time the trail, such as it was, was marked with pieces of pink and orange ribbon, but we could not always find them. We did get to the lake eventually, however, with the help of my GPS, and didn't even mind getting lost, since otherwise we would have missed these falls and the beautiful rocky glen into which they fell. The creek, if I am not mistaken, is Money Creek, and is the outlet for Crater Lake.

Berny, Dan Leppert, Rafael, SaVonSasa and 34 other people have particularly liked this photo


39 comments - The latest ones
8adam8
8adam8
WOW! Wundervoll.... Fantastische Aufnahme, Ron!
22 months ago.
Pam J
Pam J
What a WONDERFUL "getting lost " !!!!
22 months ago.
Proxar
Proxar
!!! just beautiful
22 months ago.
Pam J
Pam J
I could watch for hours !

Admired in ~ I ♥ Nature
22 months ago.
Ms.Wisteria
Ms.Wisteria
I name this fall the Hanko Falls
22 months ago.
Annemarie
Annemarie
refreshing...............
22 months ago.
Jean
Jean
Beautifully exposed. A lovely fall. Like the rock formations.
22 months ago.
Joan Felip
Joan Felip
Very nice fall capture !!!
22 months ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Phenomenal waterfalls!
22 months ago.
Dave Hilditch
Dave Hilditch
A lovely image here, Ron. Strange how, sometimes, getting lost can be a bonus. I remember walking a trail in Scotland which went behind a waterfall and involved a pretty hairy scramble across slippery rocks. I walked this trail several times before I realised I was going wrong and the real path bypassed the falls and the dangerous bit!
22 months ago.
Marvin Matthews
Marvin Matthews
Ron, I suggest you promote the idea that this lovely falls becomes "Hanko Falls" Rather than being lost, perhaps you were, as a bumper sticker I got in Maine states: "I don't know where I
am going, but I am on my way." Truly a great take of excellence.
22 months ago.
Buck Ejitt has replied to Marvin Matthews
I second that; "Hanko Falls"....all those in favour..............
22 months ago.
Sonja
Sonja
Toilet paper and ribbons!!!! What on earth ever happened to the art of paintig bright dots on trees and building Inuksuit on ledges to mark existing backcountry trails???
The nice waterfall might serve for a bit of a reimbursement, but that's still no more professional way to mark a trail than Gretel with her breadcrumbs...
22 months ago.
Ron Hanko has replied to Sonja
Probably too hard to dig rocks in this area - remember this is the Pacific Northwest and everything is buried in moss, and as for paint, I'm glad I wasn't carrying any more than necessary. Some of the areas were we had to scramble were pretty steep and brushy.
22 months ago.
Sonja has replied to Ron Hanko
Why should you carry paint unless you are part of a group out to mainain the trail?
Here trail mainainance in deep wilderness long distance trails with overnight shelters is a thing for alpine clubs doing special group hikes where heavy work materials get carried taking turns. Regular trails for use on foot cutting through smal nature reserves belonging to a town or district are usually maintained by paid comunity workers, volunteer groups, sometimes supervised people forced to do unpaid comunity work instead of fine paying and such... But private people just using trails are supposed to touch nothing, never leave the path knowingly and if one can find a relevant address report problems they stumbled upon.
Of course, the foothills of the alps have a different tourist density to your mountains, the most important work is not to make the one official trail visible at all as it is usually very well visible, but to discourage widening and errosion around mud puddles and all the inoffical alternate routes and detours so they can grow to look untouched, which is called "Besucherlenkung". In high vegetation zones this usually means work with simple available materials for the voluntairs, pulling recently fallen branches alongside the proper trail and pile them up in a manner using the enticing alternate route gets impossible without scrambling through twigs. Tapes are rarely used along trails in nature, there is enough plastic foil materials around as is from farms and building sites. Botanical preserves sometimes do it in peak season out of desperation, lining the whole lenght of the allowed paths on both sides, but it is not a very nice sight and so much trash afterwards.
22 months ago.
Ron Hanko has replied to Sonja
Perhaps I should have made it clearer that there is even an "official" trail to this lake and what is there is not maintained by anyone. In fact, for what ever reason, the forest service has "returned to nature" the last bit of the road that used to run to what passed for a trailhead. That's why we had such a hard time finding the trail in places. It's really little more than a bushwhack and when no one has been through for a while it's very easy to get lost. Two years ago when I looked for the lake, someone had used bits of tp to mark a trail, probably so that they could find their way back out. This time someone had used the ribbons for the same reason apparently.
22 months ago.
vero
vero
une cascade de toute beauté, pureté, clarté, environnement enchanteur, une merveille,
cette photo, amts Véronique
22 months ago.
Rainer Blankermann
Rainer Blankermann
An impressive image. Beautiful flow!
22 months ago.
slgwv
slgwv
Hooray for flagging tape! I've tied some out myself a time or two--
22 months ago.
Danielle
Danielle
C'est vraiment de toute Beauté….Merci !
22 months ago.
Nora Caracci VERY BUSY
Nora Caracci VERY BU…
very beautiful spectacle, great LE work and composition !
22 months ago.
DinosaursAreNotDead
DinosaursAreNotDead
fantastic shot and beautiful waterfall, Ron. Enjoy your day!
22 months ago.
Buck Ejitt
Buck Ejitt
Beautiful Ron.
22 months ago.
Alda Tita
Alda Tita
I am glad you could find them! Beautiful water effect!
22 months ago.
Monica Meeneghan
Monica Meeneghan
beautiful waterfall and details, Ron.
22 months ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
An impressive sight indeed !
22 months ago.
Tim Hanko
Tim Hanko
Sometimes getting somewhat lost is the best thing. Very beautiful photo, Ron.
22 months ago.
Meadowmom
Meadowmom
What a pretty little waterfall!
22 months ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Outstanding capture.
22 months ago.
ylisa
ylisa
l'eau en cascade.....source de vie !!!
un excellent cliché!
22 months ago.
Eve
Eve
Il aurait été dommage de rater ces chutes et la vallée.
Vous avez eu de la chance, les forêts sont tellement immenses.
22 months ago.
Helena Ferreira
Helena Ferreira
Wow!!!! Stunning!!!!!!!!!!
22 months ago.
Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda
Beautiful contrasting well fall
22 months ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
Beauty n nature !!!!!!!!!!!
22 months ago.
Scott Lilley
Scott Lilley
Wonderful find.
22 months ago.
Esther
Esther
Lovely capture of the falls.
22 months ago.
Sharon Bonj
Sharon Bonj
Nice to wander if you find a surprise like this!
21 months ago.
Fizgig
Fizgig
Wonderful light and exposure! Well done =) Beautiful waterfall!
21 months ago.