Pool (plus Salt, Diamond & Lower Diamond) Creek Falls
June 13, 1997
What a wonderful trip: good weather and tremendous scenery!
Pool Creek Falls is a virtually unheard of waterfall off Hills Creek Road (FS Rd. 23).
The short trail passes through steep mountainsides and winds among giant trees.
The waterfall sheets over a glacial cirque. The trail allows you to get behind it.
From Pool Creek we traveled on an old logging road through a blackened ghost forest to the
top of Kitson Ridge, from where there is a commanding view of the Willamette Canyon.
All the streams were running full.
From Salt Creek Falls we traveled among blooming rhodies to a vista point where we got a great view
of lower Diamond Creek Falls.
Then we proceeded to upper Diamond Creek Falls.
We viewed it from the foot as well as from a high vista point.
The only thing wrong with this trip was the low sign-up and some cancellations, so that
Lucille Peterson and I, Jean Ridone (leader), made up the group.