Sunday, July 23, 2017

Eagle Falls: July 2017

       Drove by Emerald Bay yesterday and could not help notice the water cascading down the face of Eagle Falls.   Normally, at this time of year-mid-summer, the falls are a mere trickle,at best.  But after this past winter, the falls are flush, putting on an impressive display of white water and spray as this link between Eagle Lake and Emerald Bay continues to delight visitors to the popular overlook.
     This section of Highway 89 was closed to through traffic for much of last winter: danger of avalanche and falling rocks was too extreme and Cal Trans elected to avoid the added hazard of keeping the road open with plowing and sanding the surface.
      Parking is always an issue at this time of summer and visitors are advised to be patient and go early for best viewing.

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