Every time I'm here I'm tempted to just drink right from the little falls and springs. When I first started hiking and backpacking back in 1973 I wouldn't hesitate to drink the water in such a spot. And I never got ill from doing so. However, these days the back country is cheek-by-jowl with people and dogs; all of whom shit in the woods. It's just not worth drinking unfiltered or untreated water. Maybe it would be okay, but maybe you'd hit some water infested with giardia or e coli, etc. It just isn't worth the risk today with the popularity of hiking and backpacking.
|The section with the heaviest flow. The most likely spot to use for filtering water to refill empty bottles and flasks.|
|This is what most of the falls is like: just a series of dripping springs.|
|Self-portrait at one end of the falls.|
The "falls" extends for quite a way along the trail.