Magnitude:

42

 Abs Mag:

61

 Beisel Rating:

1.15 (Class 2)

 Height:

25 feet

 Tallest Drop:

13 feet

 # of Drops:

2

 Type:

Tiered

 Stream:

Black Creek

 Latitude:

44.7839

 Longitude:

72.861

 Maps:

USGS Bakersfield 7 1/2"

 

Aerial Photography

 Delormes:

52 H1

 

 

The upper tier from the south bank, click to enlarge

The north segment of the lower tier, click to enlarge

 

 

East Fairfield , Orleans County, VT , USA

 

No Known Alternate Names

 

 

The upper tier from the south bank

 

Details:

Black Creek jumps over 2 ledges, each about 12' tall, within about 500 feet. Each drop has a substantial pool below. The lower falls lie below a covered bridge, the upper falls are festooned with crumbling masonry. The falls are clearly visible from Route 36 in East Fairfield. The upper tier is segmented, and the lower tier is a block type waterfall.

 

Geology and Bedrock Structure:

 

History:

 

Photography Notes:

The falls face west, but are in a very open setting. The sun isn't going to be a dominant factor here. This is one of the "warmer" waterfalls in terms of light. A cooling filter and the ubiquitous polarizer are advised. A fairly wide angle lens will be helpful, particularly at the lower tier.

 

Directions:

The falls are clearly visible from Route 36 in East Fairfield. Access is fairly obvious, and it is an easy scramble to the river bank.