Magnitude:

31

 Abs Mag:

45

 Beisel Rating:

3.61 (Class 4)

 Height:

34 feet

 Tallest Drop:

28 feet

 # of Drops:

2

 Type:

Tiered

 Stream:

Tye River

 Latitude:

47.7168

 Longitude:

121.2262

 Maps:

USGS Scenic 7 1/2"

 

Aerial Photography

 Delormes:

81 C7

 

 

The falls from downstream, click to enlarge

A telephoto shot of the upper portion of the falls, click to enlarge

 

 

Scenic , King County, WA , USA

 

No Known Alternate Names

 

 

The falls from downstream

 

Details:

Alpine Falls is a large fan-type waterfall over a generally rounded granite ledge. The Tye River spreads over an 80' wide sloping granite ledge just a short ways from Route 2. A quick walk through the woods will bring you to the river just above the falls. A moderate scramble will take you to the base of the falls, where the best views are to be had. For better information: Waterfalls of the Pacific Northwest

 

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History:

 

Photography Notes:

The view from downstream is very photogenic. There are dozens of rounded granite boulders that will serve very nicely as a foreground to the falls. Glare is an issue, so a polarizer is necessary. The overall color range here tends to be cool, so a warming filter might come in handy. As always, have a tripod. A zoom lens will give you every shot here...from the shot with the boulders in the foreground, to the detail of the crest of the falls.

 

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