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Roaring Brook Falls (gore mt)

Postby backpacker » Sun Aug 21, 2011 12:50 pm

Following the Schaefer trail to the summit of Gore Mountain between mile 1 and 2 you follow a gorge with at least ten waterfalls maybe more. Being I was hiking for the fire tower atop Gore Mt. I didn’t set up and shoot these falls. All pictures were shot handheld thus not as crisp as should be. If anybody wants to shoot these falls let me know I’ll be glad to go back and shoot them.

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Re: Straight Brook Falls

Postby hobkyl » Sun Aug 21, 2011 6:27 pm

Nice ones Jim...that looks like a refreshing creekwalk!
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Re: Straight Brook Falls

Postby backpacker » Mon Aug 22, 2011 6:50 pm

Thanks, not bad for rushed shots

The creek walk was refreshing there is one fall (cascade) that looked quite long, It would take a little investigating to get down to but I’m sure there is a way to reach it.
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Re: Roaring Brook (Gore Mtn) Falls

Postby L_G_D » Thu Aug 25, 2011 7:43 am

Pretty cool, I'll have to keep that in mind next time I'm up there, never bothered to even look at the trials on Gore.

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Now I'm confused - looking at the maps and the AMC Central Region guide, the Schaefer trail approaches Gore from the Ski Bowl to the east, crosses Roaring Brook and then reaches the summit of Gore, going nowhere near Straight Brook. There is no trail marked for Straight Brook, but there is a jeep trail that looks like it's for maintenance access to the ski lifts on Gore that does parallel Straight Brook.

Are you sure you were on the Schaefer Trail? Or has it been moved since my edition of the trail guide was printed in 2000? ahhhh - a google search says the Schaefer trail was moved, but not to the other side of the mountain along Straight Brook, just the beginning it seems, so I would think this topic should be for Roaring Brook (Gore Mtn), not Straight Brook. I'd add the Gore Mtn designation to keep this Roaring Brook from getting confused with the Roaring Brook on Giant Mtn.

I have some time today so I think I will go over there and check them out. Too sunny for decent shots, but just a scouting expedition.
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Re: Straight Brook Falls

Postby Matt » Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:23 am

Those 'Dacks falls look so much more clean after the green, slimy Finger Lakes ones I have been into this year. I need to really get out there next year. Thanks for posting these.
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Re: Straight Brook Falls

Postby backpacker » Tue Aug 30, 2011 4:58 pm

Your welcome I hope to get back their and get them all before winter
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Re: Roaring Brook Falls

Postby L_G_D » Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:00 pm

Got my shots from last Saturday. I didn't have much time to hike, so I only got to the first bridge.

This is definitely Roaring Brook, not Straight Brook, though.

One of the first ones after the stream meets the trail after coming out of the gorge. I think I may try to hike up the stream through the gorge some time, I'm sure there's good stuff along the lower part. There are a few more falls below this, but I didn't have time to get to them, this is the first one right along the trail and easy to get to.

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Next a sort of stair step set of falls, not very high total, but nice

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Just above the first bridge (I wonder if it's still there after Irene?) is this set. I met a couple fellow photographers there and they had just come down from above and said there are some nice falls above, but I just didn't have time.

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This was the Saturday before Irene hit and it was already getting cloudy at noon. I left the next morning and drove home in the rain, though it wasn't too bad, just annoying really. It didn't rain horribly hard, it just rained forever it seemed. Now, I think the 'Dacks are permanently changed in some places. I had plans to be up there in October, and I'll probably still go to visit family, but hiking options may still be severely limited.
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Re: Straight Brook Falls

Postby Matt » Fri Sep 02, 2011 8:46 am

i love the depth in that last shot.. those are the types of compositions i strive for... good shadowing, good depth of field, sharp all the way through... :up:
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Re: Roaring Brook Falls

Postby L_G_D » Fri Sep 02, 2011 9:31 pm

Thanks, there's a lot going on there to get into one shot, and I wanted to show all there was as I couldn't hike up there in time to get closer.

f/22 helps too..... all those people who don't go above f/11 because of loss of sharpness due to diffraction are a bit too anal if you ask me. When I want the whole thing to be sharp, what are you supposed to do? Focus stacking and special software I guess.
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Re: Roaring Brook Falls

Postby backpacker » Sat Sep 03, 2011 3:55 pm

L_G_D wrote:This is definitely Roaring Brook, not Straight Brook, though.


LGD I checked the topo maps and came up with straight brook base on the trail head I'll look into it more
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Re: Straight Brook Falls

Postby L_G_D » Mon Sep 05, 2011 7:12 am

backpacker wrote:
L_G_D wrote:This is definitely Roaring Brook, not Straight Brook, though.


LGD I checked the topo maps and came up with straight brook base on the trail head I'll look into it more


Here's a screen grab of the topo with my route marked in red from my downloaded GPS track, and Straight Brook marked in blue.



I started at the North Creek town beach parking area as described here http://www.adk.org/Hikes/Schaefer-Gore.aspx - does that sound like the same route you took?
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Re: Straight Brook Falls

Postby backpacker » Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:26 am

LGD your correct that is Roaring Brook, we started at the new trailhead which as I recall was near a beach (not much of a beech). My book also started the trail off ski bowl road. Must have been on the wrong road when I picked straight brook. Correction made to the post and that's a good call to add Gore Mt as to not confuse with roaring brook off Giant Mt.
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