World of Waterfalls Blog

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Most recent blog posts (reverse chronological order):

Pywiack Cascade

Pywiack Cascade (also called Slide Falls) is an elusive sliding 600ft waterfall at the head of the rugged Tenaya Canyon so not many people know about it.

Southern Utah Memorial Day Weekend Itinerary – May 23, 2003 to May 26, 2003

Kind of on a whim, I decided to take advantage of the Memorial Day Weekend while Julie was also out-of-town on business. So I was accompanied by my Mom on this very spontaneous trip to some familiar haunts in Southern Utah…

“Indecent Proposal” (Yosemite Day Trip – May 31, 2003)

I had to think fast when Julie anticipated that I would propose to her on top of Half Dome, and she thought it was too cliche. And so I decided upon Alder Creek Falls…

Alder Creek Falls

Alder Creek Falls probably gets my vote as the truly “secret” or “hidden” waterfall of Yosemite dropping 100-150ft and requiring an 8-mile hike to reach.

“Fremont River Falls”

‘Fremont River Falls’ is an informal name that I’ve given to this accidental man-made waterfall on the Fremont River in Capitol Reef National Park.

“Two Tickets to my Driving Record” (Southern Utah – May 23, 2003 to May 25, 2003)

As we entered the township of Hatch, the speed limit was reduced to 35mph so I lazily let the car roll to the required slower speed from the 75mph we had gone, but apparently it wasn’t slowing down…

Southern Yosemite Initiation Itinerary – May 9, 2003 to May 11, 2003

In this itinerary, we did a weekend camping trip where the focus of this visit was to explore the quiet southern section of Yosemite National Park, particularly in the Wawona area…

Staircase Falls

Staircase Falls is one of two named temporary waterfalls in Yosemite Valley (the other being Horsetail Falls) based on the way its creek steps down ledges.

Royal Arch Cascade

The Royal Arch Cascade is an easy-to-miss waterfall next to the Royal Arches, the Washington Column, and North Dome on the east end of Yosemite Valley.

Silver Strand Falls

Silver Strand Falls is a reported 574ft waterfall that could be Yosemite’s most overlooked waterfall due to its positioning at the Tunnel View Lookout.

Chilnualna Falls

Chilnualna Falls is a series of at least 5 waterfalls over an 8.5-mile hike culminating in a 180ft stepping cascade in the quiet south side of Yosemite.

Zion Hiking Weekend Itinerary – April 25, 2003 to April 27, 2003

This extended weekend trip marked the third time that Julie and I had been to Zion National Park. So we were now becoming quite familiar with what attractions were here. And given our familiarity with this place, we also camped for both the nights of this weekend…

Pine Creek Falls

Pine Creek Falls is a well-hidden 25-30ft waterfall downstream from its namesake technical slot canyon, but we had to earn our visit with a dicey scramble.

Archangel Cascades

The Archangel Cascades are a series of cascades on the Left Fork North Creek just downstream from the Subway (a tube-shaped slot canyon) in Zion National Park.

“Tubing in the Subway” (Zion Subway and Zion Canyon – April 25, 2003 to April 27, 2003)

As Julie and I made our way up the slippery wet hardened sandstone floor, we were immediately met by a series of deep pools that conspired to turn us around…

Bryce Canyon Weekend Itinerary – April 10, 2003 to April 12, 2003

This trip was intended to share with the parents the wonderful experiences that Julie and I (along with a couple of friends) had just a couple of years prior when we did a Grand Circle trip. But since we had to fit this into a weekend, this exposure could only come in increments…

“Hoodoo Voodoo” (Bryce Canyon – April 11, 2003 to April 12, 2003)

What we didn’t expect was that the hoodoos made some pretty interesting formations like the one that resembled Scooby-Doo, the cartoon character dog…

Big Sur Errands Itinerary – March 28, 2003 to March 30, 2003

I called this trip our Big Sur Errands trip because we used a weekend to scout out possible wedding venues. Of course, since we were already up here, we also took advantage of being able to go waterfalling in between these venue visits…

Limekiln Falls

Limekiln Falls is a 75-100ft limestone waterfall hike near the rugged Big Sur coast in Limekiln State Park featuring a forest, historic kilns, and a beach.

Canyon Falls

Canyon Falls is a 30ft waterfall on McWay Creek often overshadowed by the famous McWay Falls in Julia Pfeiffer Burns SP, but the oversight is its appeal.