Magnitude:

52

 Abs Mag:

61

 Beisel Rating:

1.04 (Class 2)

 Height:

250 feet

 Tallest Drop:

250 feet

 # of Drops:

1

 Type:

Horsetail

 Stream:

unnamed

 Latitude:

47.4495

 Longitude:

121.4234

 Maps:

USGS Snoqualmie Pass 7 1/2"

 

Aerial Photography

 Delormes:

65 A5

 

 

 

 

Snoqualmie Pass , King County, WA , USA

 

No Known Alternate Names

 

 

The falls from the ski area parking lot

 

Details:

Alpental Falls is a tall, mostly seasonal, horsetail waterfall clearly visible from the parking lot at Alpental Ski Area. The unnamed watercourse skips about 250 down the tall cliff wall. I shot the falls in late September of 2004, in low water. For better information: Waterfalls of the Pacific Northwest

 

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Photography Notes:

The broad cliff face is well exposed, so the sun will provide a lot of light, but due to the open nature of the cliff face, uneven lighting shouldn't be an issue. The falls face more or less southwest, so a polarizer won't have full effect, but certainly enough to darken and enrich the blue sky, if it's sunny. If the day is overcast, you'll likely have a better opportunity for a decent shot. A zoom lens will give you versatility in composition, as everything is moderately distant.

 

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