I said I would figure out a way to get to this one. This is the lower section of Lower Horsetail Falls. It is 56 ft high which makes the total height of Lower Horsetail 91 ft high. I know you’re wondering how I did it, right? So how did I do it?
I said I was happy happy on my last post after getting to the bottom of upper Horsetail Falls. Part of that was also that I got to this lower slide on the same day. With Pyramid Creek flowing so much stronger this week I was positive that I would not be able to cross it. Nonetheless I decided to go check it out anyway and thus arrived at the top of Lower Horsetail. Funny that. It actually looked cross-able. The creek was flowing swiftly at the top of the falls but it was not deep, so I decided to give it a go and donned my water shoes. I made it across without any difficulty. In actuality, this is probably THE only safe crossing place on the entire length of the creek up to the very top of Horsetail Falls; nonetheless if the creek was flowing any stronger I would not have been able to do it. After the crossing I left my water shoes on and made my way down the granite rock on the other side. It was very easy until I reached the bottom of the cascade. There was one very tricky, wet, steep, and slippery part that I needed to cross in order to get over to the falls. I slipped on the wet rock but I caught myself. Whew. Once over beside the creek I was able to make my way to a great viewpoint looking up at the waterfall and setup my tripod and my feet partially in the cold rushing stream. It is a terrific cascade and I was very happy to get here.