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Most recent blog posts (reverse chronological order):

Havasu Falls

Havasu Falls is one of the most beautiful waterfalls I have ever seen as it drops 90ft off reddish travertine cliffs into colorful turquoise pools below.

Mooney Falls

Mooney Falls is the tallest of the Havasupai Reservation waterfalls plunging some 190ft in a tall singular column amongst ominous-looking travertine cliffs.

Navajo Falls

Navajo Falls is the first major waterfall that we encountered in Havasu Creek downstream from Supai Village. It once dropped 75ft through thick brush.

“Thanksgiving amongst the Havasupai” (Havasu Canyon – November 28, 2002 to December 1, 2002)

The weather forecast had said we would face bad weather today. It certainly looked that way yesterday in Laughlin when dark skies and swaying trees seemed to indicate the arrival of a big storm…

Tahiti Itinerary – September 1, 2002 to September 10, 2002

This itinerary covered our very first time visiting Tahiti (more formally known as French Polynesia). With the effects of 9/11 still being felt as far as Americans traveling abroad, Julie seized the opportunity to go for this trip for what turned out to be…

“Crossing Tahiti Nui” (Papenoo Valley, Tahiti Nui – September 9, 2002)

As the high clearance monster truck was slowly making its way over some ledges and boulders, the tour guide Noah stopped the 4×4 and got out. Then, he said, “one of the wheels is going flat…”

Papenoo Valley Waterfalls

The Papenoo Valley Waterfalls page is where I’m placing the handful of waterfalls we managed to see while on a 4×4 tour through the heart of Tahiti Nui.

“On Our Own” (Tahiti Nui – September 4, 2002)

Almost an hour had passed since we arrived by ferry from Moorea. With each “truck” that passed by that wasn’t bound for Taravao, I was beginning to think that maybe this idea…

Vaimahutu Falls (Faarumai Waterfall)

Vaimahutu Falls is one of three Faarumai Waterfalls in the northeast part of Tahiti Nui, which was one of the easiest ones to visit in French Polynesia.

“Putoa Falls” (Afareaitu Waterfall)

‘Putoa Falls’ is a name I’ve made up based on the naming of the stream it’s on (i.e. the Putoa Stream) according to our 2002 LP book. Previously, I had mistakenly thought this waterfall was on the…

Eastern Sierra with the Parents Itinerary – July 4, 2002 to July 7, 2002

This itinerary was of a return trip to the Eastern Sierras based in the Mammoth Lakes area during July 4th Weekend. It took place barely a month after our first serious waterfalling trip in Yosemite National Park…

“High and Dry” (North Dome Hike – July 6, 2002)

Even at over 8000ft, the summer heat intensified, the breathing got heavier, and my nose kept bleeding. This was not the mountain high I was looking for…

Lundy Canyon Waterfalls

The Lundy Canyon Waterfalls page is my homage to the myriad of waterfalls and wildflowers that we’ve seen in the scenic Lundy Canyon on an epic 6-mile hike.

Leavitt Falls

Leavitt Falls is an attractive multi-tiered 200ft waterfall that is a roadside stop with a vista, convenient picnic tables, and even having cell service!

Yosemite Group Itinerary – May 30, 2002 to June 2, 2002

This trip was the very first time that we explored Yosemite National Park with the primary purpose of visiting waterfalls (or waterfalling, if you will). Since I’d imagine we were in the infant stages of our waterfall addiction, it turned out that the timing of this trip…

Rancheria Falls

Rancheria Falls is a surprisingly popular 150ft waterfall reached by a 2-mile round-trip hike in the heart of the Sierra National Forest by Huntington Lake.

Vernal Fall

Vernal Fall is a classically-shaped 317ft waterfall making up the lower step of the Giant Stairway and well-known for drenching hikers on the Mist Trail.

Nevada Fall

Nevada Fall is a 594ft permanent waterfall watched over by the Liberty Cap formation comprising the upper step of the Giant Stairway with Vernal Fall.

Illilouette Fall

Illilouette Fall is a major waterfall rewarding those who hike the 4 miles round-trip to see its graceful 370ft drop, which manages to elude most visitors.

Wapama Falls

Wapama Falls is the feature waterfall of the Hetch Hetchy area with its consistently strong flow, reported height of 1341ft, and nearby granite formations.