World of Waterfalls Blog

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Most recent blog posts (reverse chronological order):

Cooper Canyon Falls

Cooper Canyon Falls is a 40-50ft waterfall that’s close to the LA Basin as the crow flies but not such a close drive and hike deep in the Angeles Forest.

Zion Rainy Weekend Itinerary – March 14, 2003 to March 16, 2003

With our waterfalling passion in full swing, I had this idea to try to time a visit to Zion National Park (and its harsh desert environment) in the hopes of seeing waterfalls. What transpired was this short weekend trip where we managed to see waterfalls under a rain storm…

“Spring Rain” (Zion National Park – March 15, 2003 to March 16, 2003)

It turned out that we happened to show up just in time for a parade that was going through the main road in Virgin. We might have missed most of the parade, but the long queue of waiting motorists…

Switzer Falls

Switzer Falls is a series of 3 waterfalls with an elusive main 50-70ft drop and an accessible 30-40ft lower tier accessed by a hike of at least 3.6 miles.

Trail Canyon Falls

Trail Canyon Falls is a 30-40ft Y-shaped waterfall requiring a 4- or 4.8-mile round-trip hike and scramble in Big Tujunga Canyon in the San Gabriel Mountains.

Millard Falls

Millard Falls was a 60ft waterfall in Millard Canyon that really felt like one of the more family-friendly trails given its modest 1.2-mile round-trip hike.

Rose Valley Falls

Rose Valley Falls was an easy-to-visit waterfall in the rugged expanse of the Sespe Wilderness north of Ojai featuring a pair of drops over 80ft and a cave.

Havasupai Indian Reservation Itinerary – November 28, 2002 to December 1, 2002

This itinerary was of a planned Thanksgiving extended weekend trip to the Havasupai Indian Reservation. The obvious goals were to experience the main waterfalls – Havasu Falls, Mooney Falls, and Navajo Falls…

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…