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 Arethusa Falls Root Ladder 
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 Arethusa Falls Root Ladder
Hi Folks,

This may seem like a silly question, but does anyone know the height of the root ladder that you climb going up to Arethusa Falls? Trying to settle a bet :)


Tue Dec 01, 2015 10:42 am
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The root ladder? Are we talking about getting to the top of the falls itself or just on the walk over to the falls? If it's the latter, I don't recall a "ladder".


Tue Dec 01, 2015 1:06 pm
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I'm with him ^.

Is the bet to see if somebody will respond to your query? If so, whoever said we would wins! :lol:

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Tue Dec 01, 2015 4:56 pm
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I'm going to guess he means the steep rooty climb up the embankment on the Bemis Brook trail. Only hiked it once a long time ago so my guess from memory is pretty useless but I'll say 30 feet. Total guess though. Memory is very fuzzy.

Edit: Google earth puts it at 90 feet from Bemis Brook back up to the Arethusa Falls trail if that's the section in question. How much of it was an actual root ladder I still don't recall.


Tue Dec 01, 2015 5:49 pm
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I did this back in May. My girlfriend and I decided to go the Bemis Brook route and the "root ladder" is pretty high. 30 feet? Yeah, I'd say it's at least that high. Maybe more. I just remember looking at it and saying "WTF?"


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Yes, I meant the "steep rooty climb up the embankment on the Bemis Brook trail" as Granite Guy states. No the bet is not "to see if somebody will respond to your query." :D

In any case, 30 feet does sound about right to me as well - thanks for the replies!


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psalisbury wrote:
Yes, I meant the "steep rooty climb up the embankment on the Bemis Brook trail" as Granite Guy states. No the bet is not "to see if somebody will respond to your query." :D

In any case, 30 feet does sound about right to me as well - thanks for the replies!


30 feet must have been your side of the bet! :wink: :D


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