Swimming at Three Falls

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Jumping at Three Falls

The Best Swimming Hole in the World

(Okay, maybe I’m biased)

Frequent Photo

There is a lot of great places to swim in Humboldt but this is my favorite.

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  • That was SO MUCH FUN! Great picture! I really enjoyed hanging out with y’all!

  • Was this picture taken today? Sounds like Ren had fun, and I hope everyone else who went did, too.
    Sure loved seeing everybody and having a good chance to have a decent conversation with so many!

  • The weekend was certainly a good time for that!

  • Wish I could have been there – I needed to cool off!

  • Wish I could have been there – I needed to cool off!

  • We ‘re back, see ya down there sometime.

  • We ‘re back, see ya down there sometime.

  • We’re thinking about going again during the day on the Fourth.

  • We’re thinking about going again during the day on the Fourth.

  • Ok, you have whetted my appetite. can you tell me where it is. I would love to surprise my girlfriend for her b-day. Don’t worry, I won’t spread the location around, promise!
    T

    • You know the line, “I could tell you but then I’d have to kill you”–in this case, I could tell you but then the Three Fall neighbors would kill me!”

  • Ok, you have whetted my appetite. can you tell me where it is. I would love to surprise my girlfriend for her b-day. Don’t worry, I won’t spread the location around, promise!
    T

    • You know the line, “I could tell you but then I’d have to kill you”–in this case, I could tell you but then the Three Fall neighbors would kill me!”

  • I could tell, but then somebody would kill ME. Some things are just better off left a secret. The newcomers would just rename it anyway.

  • I could tell, but then somebody would kill ME. Some things are just better off left a secret. The newcomers would just rename it anyway.

  • Hey the newcomers already did. The people who lived here 150 years ago called it the Shimmering Shining Place, I believe!

  • Hey the newcomers already did. The people who lived here 150 years ago called it the Shimmering Shining Place, I believe!

  • imho the name should be changed to Gnome Falls –;)

  • imho the name should be changed to Gnome Falls –;)

  • Kym… I’m working on transcribing Briceland Charlie’s story of how Coyote made Three Falls. It’s difficult as he tells the story in the Wailaki language and his recorder, Pliny Earl Goddard, only translates the words he doesn’t know. I do know that the story involves Grizzly and that Coyote moves rocks to make the falls. He then creates the fish and has made a wonderful fishing place. In the story it is called “Coyote’s Falls”, Tcin dut tcin no le. Charlie told the story in 1907, one hundred years ago. He was born at a viilage near the old Manhart Ranch house on the hill opposite you. Once I’m done with this I’ll send it to you at your email. I’m thrilled to have found it.

  • Kym… I’m working on transcribing Briceland Charlie’s story of how Coyote made Three Falls. It’s difficult as he tells the story in the Wailaki language and his recorder, Pliny Earl Goddard, only translates the words he doesn’t know. I do know that the story involves Grizzly and that Coyote moves rocks to make the falls. He then creates the fish and has made a wonderful fishing place. In the story it is called “Coyote’s Falls”, Tcin dut tcin no le. Charlie told the story in 1907, one hundred years ago. He was born at a viilage near the old Manhart Ranch house on the hill opposite you. Once I’m done with this I’ll send it to you at your email. I’m thrilled to have found it.

  • Please, please do! I cannot wait to see this. What an amazing find! Thank you so much, Ben!

  • Please, please do! I cannot wait to see this. What an amazing find! Thank you so much, Ben!

  • I remember this place from photos you’ve posted in the past. I feel like I know it, and have never been!

  • I remember this place from photos you’ve posted in the past. I feel like I know it, and have never been!

  • Kym, Hi, Armida just sent me a link to your site, I love this photo and have to agree “The best swimming home in the world”. I haven’t been since I was a teen ager, but hope to go back some time…Take care

  • Kym, Hi, Armida just sent me a link to your site, I love this photo and have to agree “The best swimming home in the world”. I haven’t been since I was a teen ager, but hope to go back some time…Take care

  • Tina, you’ll have to come up and stay and we’ll take you. It will be fun.

  • Tina, you’ll have to come up and stay and we’ll take you. It will be fun.

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