Magnitude:

13

 Abs Mag:

15

 Beisel Rating:

1.59 (Class 2)

 Height:

37 feet

 Tallest Drop:

37 feet

 # of Drops:

1

 Type:

slide

 Stream:

Bearcamp River

 Latitude:

43.8275

 Longitude:

71.4929

 Maps:

USGS Center Sandwich 7 1/2"

 

Aerial Photography

 Delormes:

40 F2

 

 

The falls from below, click to enlarge

The falls from below, click to enlarge

The falls from below, click to enlarge

An old postcard image from the archive, click to enlarge

 

 

Sandwich , Carroll County, NH , USA

 

No Known Alternate Names

 

 

The falls from below

 

Details:

The falls are, for a low flowing waterfall, one of the more interesting I've visited. The waters slide in a thin even sheet down a sloping granite face, dropping the final 10' or so into a wide shallow pool. The pool is ringed largely by a sandy beach which is somewhat unusual given the location is well up in Sandwich Notch. It's almost a given that another waterfall can be found a short ways downstream.

 

Geology and Bedrock Structure:

 

History:

 

Photography Notes:

I shot these in waning light in early October. It doesn't take much water to make this interesting, and it doesn't take much water to spread out on the rock face. Due to the low flow, a tripod is pretty much necessary for any art shot, and a polarizer is needed to give the aerated water some "pop". A warming filter isn't a bad idea here either.

 

Directions:

From the intersection of Routes 113 and 108 in Center Sandwich, go northwest on Diamond Ledge Road for about 3.5 miles. Along the way, this becomes Sandwich Notch Road. This is a narrow and steep dirt road. The parking area for the falls will be on your right, indicated by a faded sign.