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Anybody know how tall the waterfall is at Pine Canyon Pouroff???

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Offline kayziewayzie

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Hiked to Pine Canyon Pouroff today since the Basin had over 2 inches of rain yesterday. It was an amazingly tall and beautiful waterfall today, but does anybody know how high the Pine Canyon Pour off actually is??? Thanks, K

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Re: Anybody know how tall the waterfall is at Pine Canyon Pouroff???
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2018, 03:39:20 PM »
Hiked to Pine Canyon Pouroff today since the Basin had over 2 inches of rain yesterday. It was an amazingly tall and beautiful waterfall today, but does anybody know how high the Pine Canyon Pour off actually is??? Thanks, K

Less than 200'
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Re: Anybody know how tall the waterfall is at Pine Canyon Pouroff???
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2018, 03:42:29 PM »
Hiked to Pine Canyon Pouroff today since the Basin had over 2 inches of rain yesterday. It was an amazingly tall and beautiful waterfall today, but does anybody know how high the Pine Canyon Pour off actually is??? Thanks, K
Based on this pic, I'd guess around 30 feet or so.  :icon_rolleyes:

In other words, I have no clue and just wanted to repost my cool GIF. :)
« Last Edit: June 19, 2018, 11:56:54 AM by RichardM »

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Re: Anybody know how tall the waterfall is at Pine Canyon Pouroff???
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2018, 05:10:34 PM »
Thanks, Bad Knees. Around 200 ft was my guess, as well.

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Re: Anybody know how tall the waterfall is at Pine Canyon Pouroff???
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2018, 06:37:34 PM »
It would appear that according to Google Earth, the bottom of the pour-off is 5840 feet elevation; the top is 5995. So, 155 feet.
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Re: Anybody know how tall the waterfall is at Pine Canyon Pouroff???
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2018, 11:13:24 PM »
I rappelled it and measured it with my rope at between 230-240 feet
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Re: Anybody know how tall the waterfall is at Pine Canyon Pouroff???
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2018, 12:08:04 AM »
Based on this pic, I'd guess around 30 feet or so.

It would appear that according to Google Earth, the bottom of the pour-off is 5840 feet elevation; the top is 5995. So, 155 feet.

I rappelled it and measured it with my rope at between 230-240 feet

Let's see....30ft; 155ft; 230-240 ft.; oh yeah and less than 200 ft..
Looks like we nailed it! :icon_lol:
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Re: Anybody know how tall the waterfall is at Pine Canyon Pouroff???
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2018, 07:01:59 AM »
Based on this pic, I'd guess around 30 feet or so.

It would appear that according to Google Earth, the bottom of the pour-off is 5840 feet elevation; the top is 5995. So, 155 feet.



I rappelled it and measured it with my rope at between 230-240 feet

Let's see....30ft; 155ft; 230-240 ft.; oh yeah and less than 200 ft..
Looks like we nailed it! :icon_lol:

I still say less than 200'

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Re: Anybody know how tall the waterfall is at Pine Canyon Pouroff???
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2018, 11:42:01 AM »
I marked the rope where it hit the ground and measured it at home. 230 plus or minus 10. Topographic maps are not accurate in canyons to measure pouroffs. The falls themselves are an amazing rappel and upper pine canyon is a beautiful and easy bushwhack from the end of the lost mine trail.
It's amazing how quickly the human body deteriorates when you sit around indoors.

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Re: Anybody know how tall the waterfall is at Pine Canyon Pouroff???
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2018, 05:37:19 PM »
Thanks, ghysdulkc! I'm glad you measured it! And great photos of your rappel, too! Pine Canyon Pouroff is definitely TALL!

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Re: Anybody know how tall the waterfall is at Pine Canyon Pouroff???
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2018, 08:32:09 AM »
I rappelled it and measured it with my rope at between 230-240 feet

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