In the spring, Sardine Falls is a raging torrent of water roaring down McKay Creek in two drops totaling 123 ft. in height. But do not count this waterfall out in the late summer. Unlike most waterfalls in California, Sardine Falls (and its neighbour, Leavitt Falls) are outstanding long after the snow has melted. The upper 100 ft. section is the main part of the falls, but McKay Creek continues to cascade down another 20 ft. or so before leveling out. It is quite a difficult waterfall to photograph. It is probably best to photograph it from a distance with a longer lens.
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|Location: Sonora Pass, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Mono County
Stream: McKay Creek
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