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Most recent blog posts (reverse chronological order):

Cornet Falls

Cornet Falls was perhaps the waterfall that stole the show when it came to waterfalling the Telluride area. As you can see from the photo above, this 80ft waterfall had a lot going for it – the red…

Jemez Falls

Jemez Falls was perhaps the most satisfying of the waterfalls in the state of New Mexico that I had encountered during a 2017 Spring Break Trip to the Desert Southwest. That was because it was…

Nambe Falls

Nambe Falls (or more accurately Nambé Falls with the accent; meaning it’s pronounced “nam-BEH”) was certainly an unexpected waterfall surprise when we briefly toured the northwestern part of New…

Travertine Falls

Travertine Falls was a bit of an exercise in missed timing as you can see from the picture above. Apparently Spring Break was a little too late to experience this seasonal waterfall, which was…

Slide Rock

Slide Rock was one of those waterfalling excursions that probably stretched the definition of what a waterfall was in our experience. It was really a series of small cascades (the tallest one…

“Corner Places” (The Four Corner States – April 13, 2017 to April 23, 2017)

As I was speeding along the NP-101 on the way out, I was suddenly tailed by someone in a truck. I thought that it wanted to pass me or something, but I didn’t see a place to pull over and let him…

Death Valley With Kids And Grandparents Itinerary – April 7, 2017 to April 9, 2017

This was kind of a spontaneous last-minute long weekend trip where we waited for the kids to get out of school, then headed right up to Lone Pine, which was the base of our excursions in and out of Death Valley…

“Rite of Passage” (Death Valley – April 7, 2017 to April 9, 2017)

As we were making our way over, Mom was telling me that Joshua had gotten carsick and threw up in a plastic bag. At first, she blamed Dad’s driving…

Spontaneous Santa Barbara Weekend Itinerary – March 31, 2017 to April 2, 2017

This was a very last-minute, spur-of-the-moment trip where we just went for it and made our booking literally days before actually making the drive out here.  It was the perfect storm of saving money as well as…

Should I Drive The Road to Hana

Should I drive the Road to Hana (also known as the Hana Highway)? This seems to be a question that frequently comes up when it comes to visiting the waterfalls in East Maui. Since Julie and I have self-driven on the Road…

San Ysidro Falls

San Ysidro Falls was a waterfall that I had always been targeting for a visit, but for one reason or another (drought, lack of time, etc.), I never had the chance to make a visit until a…

“Creating Models” (Santa Barbara – March 31, 2017 to April 2, 2017)

And as I was making this apparently unnecessary crossing to get back to the original side, I made a misstep and next thing I knew, both boots were wet as well as my wool socks! So much for hiking…

Colorado Springs Business Trip Itinerary – March 22, 2017 to March 24, 2017

This trip began as a business trip for work, where I had to attend a review held by contractors who were based in Colorado Springs.  However, we figured out that we could use airline miles so Julie and Tahia could …

Seven Falls

Seven Falls was perhaps the signature waterfall attraction of the Colorado Springs area. Like its name suggested, it was where South Cheyenne Creek fell a total of 181ft over a series of seven…

Helen Hunt Falls

Helen Hunt Falls was our introduction to the waterfalls in the Colorado Springs area, and it was quite easy to visit. It was essentially a modestly-sized two-segment cascade on North Cheyenne Creek…

“United We Pay” (Colorado Springs – March 22, 2017 to March 24, 2017)

Once I got connected with an agent, I was told that my reservation was cancelled because I was a “no show” for my earlier flight from LAX to Denver on Wednesday, which clearly wasn’t true…

“Itchy, Scratchy, and Crawly” (Portrero John Falls and Rose Valley Falls – March 19, 2017)

With the time being 2:50pm, I figured that it would probably be another 40-50 minutes before we’d finally be back at the trailhead. But at least now, we knew that we’d be hiking on trail again…

Portrero John Falls

Portrero John Falls was a waterfall that had eluded us ever since we were first made aware of it in an old waterfall book from Chris Schaffer back around 2003 or 2004. After seeing this waterfall…

“Double Whammy” (Tahquitz Falls – February 25, 2017)

That said, Tahquitz Creek and Tahquitz Falls had quite the healthy flow. In fact, its flow was so strong that the creek flowed right over the connecting trail leading to the other side of the loop…

“Double-Edged Sword” (Millard Falls – February 19, 2017)

It wasn’t long before we saw a large group of hikers gathered near the mouth of Millard Canyon and the concrete ford. There was definitely a lot of water rushing across that concrete ford though…