Magnitude:

22

 Abs Mag:

32

 Beisel Rating:

4.75 (Class 5)

 Height:

28 feet

 Tallest Drop:

12 feet

 # of Drops:

4

 Type:

tiered

 Stream:

Browns River

 Latitude:

44.5076

 Longitude:

72.9961

 Maps:

USGS Underhill 7 1/2"

 

Aerial Photography

 Delormes:

45 F11

 

 

The top tier in high water, click to enlarge


The second tier in high water, click to enlarge


The third tier in high water, click to enlarge


The fourth tier in high water, click to enlarge

 

 

Jericho , Chittenden County, VT , USA

 

No Known Alternate Names

 

 

The top tier in high water

 

Details:

The Winooski Valley Parks Authority maintains several small parks in Chittenden County. There is a park behind the Old Red Mill in Jericho. Many people will recognize this mill. It is something of a photographic icon. Adjacent to and upriver from the mill, the Brown's River cascades over some short rocky drops. Nothing of great drama, but some small falls and a gorge about 3 miles from my home.

 

Geology and Bedrock Structure:

The falls cut through schistose bedrock, probably of the Underhill Formation, but don't hold me to this.

 

History:

 

Photography Notes:

This waterfall isn't particularly photogenic, except for the top tier, which offers a nice composition, especially on a clear day when Mount Mansfield will be readily visible in the background. The standard kit (tripod, warming filter, polarizing filter) will allow you to make whatever photo opportunities exist. 28-80mm of zoom should be sufficient here. The falls are oriented so that the effects of a polarizer are minimized, so don't expect too much performance.

 

Directions:

The two lower falls are located along the trails behind the Old Red Mill, just off Route 15 in Jericho. Chittenden Mills is adjacent to the mill. The remaining falls are about a quarter of a mile upstream, accessed via Old Pump Road (the Jericho Post Office is on the corner of Old Pump Road and Vermont Route 15) where views of the falls are had from the bridge.