Double Falls

RATING - 20.0

VR - 4.0 (M/S) HR - 2.0 SR - 12/20


DIFFICULTY - Extremely Difficult

LOCATION - Mt. Baker Rec Area

TYPE - Tiered

HEIGHT - 36'

WIDTH - 13'


GPS - N 48 44.384', W 121 47.881'

DIRECTIONS - No directions provided. Dangerous access.

Double Falls is a small, two tiered waterfall located near the Squak Glacier. The creek that this waterfall lies on is fairly small *, but it is large enough in volume that it stands out above some of the others in the immediate area. The stream drops a total of 36' in back-to-back drops, 24' and 12', surrounded by loose dirt and volcanic rocks. While small in stature and not horribly impressive, the waterfall is passed on the route to Squak Glacier Falls, so there's no reason not to check it out if you are in the area. In addition, the view looking over the falls at the Sandy Creek Valley spreading out below you is pretty breathtaking.

*Interestingly, since my first visit to the area, when I initially wrote this report, the outflow from the glacier has changed such that this stream is probably now the largest of the meltwater creeks that form the headwaters of Sandy Creek.