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Most recent blog posts (reverse chronological order):

Yosemite Waterwheel Falls Redo Itinerary – June 3, 2004 to June 6, 2004

This itinerary covered a weekend visit to Yosemite National Park, but instead of coming in from the usual entrances in the west, we focused on going in and out of the park from its “back door” over the Tioga Pass…

“The REAL Waterwheel Falls” (Waterwheel Falls Day Hike – June 5, 2004)

Determined to see Waterwheel Falls after my disappointing discovery last week, the time had come to retry in a day a hike that I and two others had done in three days…

“Quaking Aspen Falls”

Quaking Aspen Falls is a name I made up for a roadside waterfall on the Tioga Road near a sign keyed to Quaking Aspens according to the Yosemite Road Guide…

“Cathedral Lake Falls”

Cathedral Lake Falls is a name I made up for this easy-to-miss waterfall on the Tioga Road just before the Pywiack Dome. It doesn’t look like it’s accessible by normal means…

Lee Vining Canyon Waterfalls

The Lee Vining Canyon Waterfalls are waterfalls tumbling into the steep, avalanche-prone area that links the Tioga Pass Entrance of Yosemite to the Mono Lake Basin. Given the volume of snow here…

Glen Aulin Backpacking Itinerary – May 29, 2004 to May 31, 2004

This itinerary covered my one and only backpacking trip within the boundaries of Yosemite National Park (at least in the first 15 years that Julie and I have been waterfalling)…

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…