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James DeGraaf
(jdegraaf) - MLife

Locale: Bay Area
Waterfalls at Henry Coe State Park, California on 04/22/2013 12:13:11 MDT Print View

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QxR8lwNxpU

A lovely trip a co-worker and I took over a long holiday. Henry Coe isn't all hills and desert conditions, there is beauty to be found there, you just have to hike to see it. Thanks for checking it out. Feel free to post any comments or questions.

Jacob D
(JacobD) - F

Locale: North Bay
Re: Waterfalls at Henry Coe State Park, California on 04/24/2013 12:09:18 MDT Print View

James, your videos are always mellow and easy to watch. I enjoyed this one too. It must have been at least a month ago judging from the trees and amount of water?

- Jacob.

Justin Baker
(justin_baker) - F

Locale: west coast best coast
Re: Waterfalls at Henry Coe State Park, California on 04/24/2013 12:47:07 MDT Print View

I had no idea there were waterfalls at Henry Coe. I need to check them out sometime.

James DeGraaf
(jdegraaf) - MLife

Locale: Bay Area
Henry Coe water falls on 04/24/2013 13:13:32 MDT Print View

Jacob, thanks for the kind words. It's a lot of fun to record the trips and then to vicariously relive them through these videos. We went mid February. The days were the best for hiking; sunny with a slight breeze. The night wasn't as cold as I had anticipated, which was a welcome surprise. It will be fun to visit this again in the summer and see if its still flowing and possibly swim.

Justin, there are at least two water falls and Henry Coe. Pacheco Falls, which this video highlights and Grizzly Gulch Falls.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4KbFtwIfDw

This video shows what those falls can look like after a fair amount of rain. Grizzly Gulch Falls are still on my list of sites to visit at Henry Coe.

Thanks,
James

Edited by jdegraaf on 04/24/2013 13:16:56 MDT.

Richard Gless
(rgless) - MLife

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Waterfalls at Henry Coe State Park, California on 04/24/2013 13:55:03 MDT Print View

Looks like a great trip and beautiful country.

Not to be a wet blanket, but I didn't think ground fires were allowed in the Coe Backcountry.

James DeGraaf
(jdegraaf) - MLife

Locale: Bay Area
Fires on 04/24/2013 15:33:58 MDT Print View

Good to know and will keep that in mind for future trips. Thanks.

Rex Sanders
(Rex) - M

Locale: Central California Coast
Pacheco Falls already drying up on 04/24/2013 21:27:24 MDT Print View

I talked to a backpacker on April 14 who had spent the day at Pacheco Falls. No falls, just trickles between pools of water. The creek at Pacheco Camp where we met was about the same.

-- Rex

James DeGraaf
(jdegraaf) - MLife

Locale: Bay Area
Falls on 04/25/2013 09:38:12 MDT Print View

Rex,
Thats a bummer but I guess I won't waste my time traveling back that direction till after a good rain then. Thanks for the report! Any comment on the water levels at the rest of the park?
-James

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
waterfalls at Henry Coe St Park, Ca. on 04/25/2013 10:27:02 MDT Print View

Mississippi and Coit lake are full of water plus Coyote creek has some good flow.

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Coyote Creek in March

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Mississippi, March

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Russell S
(HikingMano) - F

Locale: Bay Area
Re: waterfalls at Henry Coe St Park, Ca. on 04/25/2013 18:10:12 MDT Print View

Last shot looks a bit like The Narrows. Is it?

Heading to Coe this Saturday for another Backcountry Weekend (day hike only, this year). Still haven't decided where I want to go yet... Since Pacheco Falls is drying up, maybe I'll just chill at Mississippi again or hit up one of the smaller ponds.

Rex Sanders
(Rex) - M

Locale: Central California Coast
Henry Coe Water Reports April 12-16, 2013 on 04/25/2013 23:06:21 MDT Print View

Just finished transcribing pocket recorder notes from my trip. All flows are eyeball estimates.

Middle Fork Coyote Creek at Poverty Flat Road: plenty of water flowing.

East Fork Coyote Creek at Los Cruzeros: flowing, about 10 LPM.

Kelly Lake: trickle going over spillway, creek just below lake trickle, stagnant pools.

Kelly Cabin Creek at Coit Road: about 0.5-1 LPM.

Coit Camp horse trough: seeping slowly, less than 0.5 LPM.

Jackson Canyon Creek at Coit Road: 1-2 LPM.

Grizzly Gulch below falls: Pools of water, some trickling.

Upper Grizzly Gulch: pools of standing water, no flow.

Tule Pond: plenty of water.

Rodeo Pond: plenty of murky water.

Camp Wilson spigot: water flowing freely, tastes great!

Dowdy Ranch: one bathroom open, water running.

North Fork Pacheco Creek at Pacheco Ridge Road (near Brem Horse Camp): trickle of water and some pools.

North Fork Pacheco Creek at Pacheco Camp: pools, no flowing water.

Pacheco Camp spigot: water flowing freely, tastes great!

Pacheco Falls: Other hiker says pools, no flowing water.

Lost Spring: tank full, water trickling in.

Kelly Cabin Creek at Los Cruzeros: flowing, clear and warm.

See also Water Resources in Coe Park.

Hope this helps.

-- Rex

[Edited to correct some North/Middle Fork confusion]

Edited by Rex on 04/25/2013 23:39:57 MDT.

Russell S
(HikingMano) - F

Locale: Bay Area
Re: Henry Coe Water Reports April 12-16, 2013 on 04/25/2013 23:17:47 MDT Print View

Excellent info, thanks for that!

I check the Water Resources page, but some of the notes for the sources are not quite up to date. Always nice to have really recent stuff like this.

Russell S
(HikingMano) - F

Locale: Bay Area
Re: Waterfalls at Henry Coe State Park, California on 04/26/2013 20:38:13 MDT Print View

Great video, James :)

Tom Clark
(TomClark) - MLife

Locale: East Coast
Re: Waterfalls at Henry Coe State Park, California on 04/27/2013 09:21:22 MDT Print View

Nice video. Thanks for the education...I had no idea Henry Coe looked like that.
Tom