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Old 08-11-2011, 11:59 AM   #1
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Question Waterfall in Panther Gorge

I'm curious, has anyone on here ever 'whacked to the base or any reasonably close vantage points of the waterfall that spills off the cliffs below Marcy's comma slide into P. Gorge? You know, the one that can be seen looking across from Haystack. It looks like it has a nice free-fall and is quite loud, even from 2,000 feet above.

Just wondering. It would be pretty cool to check out some day.
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Old 08-14-2011, 09:59 PM   #2
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I'm curious, has anyone on here ever 'whacked to the base or any reasonably close vantage points of the waterfall that spills off the cliffs below Marcy's comma slide into P. Gorge? You know, the one that can be seen looking across from Haystack. It looks like it has a nice free-fall and is quite loud, even from 2,000 feet above.

Just wondering. It would be pretty cool to check out some day.
I hiked into the Panther Gorge campsite the other day and climbed Haystack. It is clear that the falls I mentioned above are strictly dependent on snowmelt and rainfall and would reqire one hell of a difficult bushwhack to reach, if they were running at all. They were virtually dry this trip. Also, below them are some steeply angled, presumably ultra-slick slopes. Add to that the mile-long bushwhack from the mouth of the gorge, and it would be a next-to-impossible undertaking to get to them. Perhaps a decent from the Marcy-Haystack col like the rock/ice climbers use to get down there would be a better approach.....
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Old 08-15-2011, 08:05 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info
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Old 08-15-2011, 08:43 PM   #4
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According to the Adirondack Rock guide (there are documented climbing routes on that side of Marcy), the easiest (but still difficult) way to reach the drainage between Marcy and Haystack is to hike down from the Marcy-Haystack col. Supposedly there is a faint herd path.
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Old 08-16-2011, 06:23 PM   #5
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Waiting for Neil to chime in?
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