Tar Creek, fuck yes! It feels good to be back in LA. New York city kinda sucks for cliff jumping, I thought I was gonna find a rich cougar out there to pay for me to get drunk, but that didn’t happen. Fuck it.
So this trip was pretty nuts. Definitely more people than we could coordinate. I hope the Taco Bell bathroom in Fillmore could handle all of our dumps. We finally got to the trailhead around noon and down to the cascades before 1:00.
Spent a few hours jumping and setting up camp then rock hopped about 20 minutes down to the 70 footer. There was a good amount of water still pouring over the falls. The pool was about 12 feet deep and decently cold. Spent a good hour hanging out, drinking beers, jumping and sliding. After the men jumped the top of the falls, we scrambled 15 more minutes down to the lower pool. The water was a bit warmer here because more sun hits it. We jumped the 40 footer and dove off the smaller rock. After an hour or so we hiked back to the tents and got our slop on.
Sunday morning we awoke to more people piling into the place. I’d say a good 100 people came and went this weekend. We jumped the rest of the day and began hiking out around 5:00. Got to the car an hour later and drove back to LA.
Thanks to everyone who showed up and rocked shit. A big fuck you to those who left their trash behind for us to clean up. Please pack out what you pack in. If you have extra room in your bag, grab as much random trash as you can carry.
Directions: From 5 N after Magic Mountain take the 126 W then take exit A in Fillmore. Go north (right) for 1.1 mile to Goodenough rd then go right for 2.7 miles to Squaw Flat rd. Then go right, after 4.8 miles park on the left side, this is the trailhead. Walk the foot path where the boulders block the trail. About 2 miles down the mountain you will hit the creek bottom, afterward head downstream, rockhopping about 20 min till you get to the upper pools and the small slide. Lower falls is another 15 min rockhopping downstream. Further down another 10 minutes is the final pool which is huge and deep.