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Most recent blog posts (reverse chronological order):

California Falls

California Falls is one of the cascades on the Tuolumne River downstream of Glen Aulin High Sierra Camp en route to Waterwheel Falls in Yosemite National Park.

LeConte Falls

LeConte Falls is a long series of cascades on the Tuolumne River often mistaken for Waterwheel Falls because it has waterwheels on its steepest section.

Waterwheel Falls

Waterwheel Falls is a sloping cascade on the Tuolumne River with a giant waterwheel that is often mistaken with LeConte Falls a short distance upstream.

“Mattie Falls”

Mattie Falls is another waterfall that I unofficially named. Ordinarly, I’d disregard unknown and unnamed falls like this, but if it floods the Waterwheel Falls Trail it deserves attention…

“The Hungry Bear” (Glen Aulin Backpack – May 29, 2004 to May 31, 2004)

I called the backcountry office to make sure they secured our permits in case we didn’t show up before 10am. It felt pretty good to have things in hand – or so I thought…

Tuolumne Falls

Tuolumne Falls is the first major waterfall on the Tuolumne River that we encountered along the epic Waterwheel Falls hike near Glen Aulin Camp in Yosemite.

White Cascade (Glen Aulin Falls)

The White Cascade (or Glen Aulin Falls) is a 50ft waterfall on the Tuolumne River next to the Glen Aulin High Sierra Camp in the Yosemite backcountry.

Southern Yosemite Redux Weekend with the Parents Itinerary – May 19, 2004 to May 22, 2004

This itinerary covered a return trip to the quiet southern part of Yosemite National Park. And like the first time around, we did it as a camping trip out of the Wawona Campground. Indeed, with a trip like this where we based ourselves away…

Point Reyes Itinerary – May 7, 2004 to May 8, 2004

This itinerary covered a very brief overnight trip to Point Reyes. The lone goal of this trip was to finally see Alamere Falls after having seen McWay Falls in Big Sur quite a few times…

“Nude Awakening” (Point Reyes, CA – May 8, 2004)

But this guy looked to be pretty old and wrinkly and probably into his 50s or older, and I didn’t need to be forced to keep moving. We politely said hello to him as we passed each other, but I had…

Alamere Falls

Alamere Falls is a multi-drop waterfall with its last 50ft spilling onto a secluded beach accessed by an 8.5-mile round-trip hike in Point Reyes near Bolinas.

Yosemite Off The Beaten Path Itinerary – April 22, 2004 to April 25, 2004

This itinerary covered another weekend spent at Yosemite National Park. However, what differentiated this particular visit was that we targeted some of the less-explored parts of the park. This included the backcountry of Hetch Hetchy Valley…

Lehamite Falls

Lehamite Falls is an often-overlooked waterfall situated close to Yosemite Falls in Indian Canyon near Yosemite Village. It is tall but has a short season.

Widow’s Tears

Widows Tears suffers from a case of mistaken identity with the neighboring Silver Strand Falls. On top of that, it’s not a particularly easy waterfall to spot…

“Slithering Company” (Hetch Hetchy Backcountry – April 24, 2004)

My parents and I headed back to Yosemite, but this time the goal was to at least see what Rancheria Falls looked like. The weather was quite nice – as opposed to the storm last week…

“Tilltill Creek Falls”

Tilltill Creek Falls is a name I made up for this welcoming waterfall on Tilltill Creek. After a long time since the last waterfall seen, it is a welcome sight for sore eyes…

Rancheria Falls

Rancheria Falls is a series of cascades with spots to take a dip for cooling off. It may be the only such falls in Yosemite’s hidden corner at Hetch Hetchy.

Foresta Falls

Foresta Falls is a pleasant yet unsung and off-the-beaten-path waterfall surprises in Yosemite National Park. It has a drop of 60-100ft above Merced Canyon.

“Tamarack Creek Falls”

“Tamarack Creek Falls” is the unofficial name I’m using for the cascade that tumbles alongside the Upper Cascades. It’s quite a scene coming out of the last tunnel on Big Oak Flat…

Carlon Falls

Carlon Falls is a tapered 35ft waterfall that flowed year-round, which makes it a nice place for a swim or a dip when the South Fork Tuolumne River is calm.