A Thrilling Adventure
This is Raising Cane Falls. It is located on an unnamed intermittent stream in Laurel County, Kentucky. The stream contributes mightily to raising the water level in Cane Creek after a big rainfall, hence the name. The total height of this waterfall is 33 feet (from the top of the upper cascade section down to the splash pool). The free falling portion is 18 feet high. There is a three foot high cascade starting where the water exits the splash pool. The height of that cascade isn't included in the total height. This photo was taken soon after flooding rains stopped. I had hoped to be able to cross the stream just above the waterfall, but the flow was too swift and deep. So I hiked upstream past where another feeder stream joins this one. I eventually found places where I could cross the two branches. I jumped most of the way across a narrow (but deep) spot in the stream. Fortunately the water level at my splash down point wasn't quite above the top of my muck boots.
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