World of Waterfalls Blog

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Most recent blog posts (reverse chronological order):

“50 Shades Of Pink” (Japan – April 5, 2023 to April 16, 2023)

I wondered if maybe I had scraped the underside of the car and something got loose and started scraping the road, or if I had gotten a flat. Well, when…

Los Penasquitos Falls

Los Penasquitos Falls is a small, cascading waterfall known for its neighboring boulder formations in a wide open valley surrounded by suburban developments

“The Rare Local Waterfalls Binge Weekend” (Upper Zuma Falls, Los Penasquitos Falls, Jack Creek Falls, and San Juan Falls – March 24, 2023 to March 26, 2023)

After being done with the meal, Mom, Dad, and I parted ways after giving each other big hugs (I’m always feeling the need to cherish these moments these…

Upper Zuma Falls

Upper Zuma Falls could very well sit on our Top 10 Southern California Waterfalls list if not for its unreliable flow meaning you’ll need to time your visit

“Austin 3 18” (Escondido Falls and Newton Canyon Falls – March 18, 2023)

One, I asked whether they were all volunteers, which they confirmed, and it also made me a bit worried about how unsustainable this arrangement could be…

“Unexpected High Water Adventure” (Trail Canyon Falls – March 3, 2023)

Some people apparently put some flimsy logs to try to make this traverse without getting wet, but I knew that with Mom and I, we weren’t agile spring…

“Fitting In A Quick Adventure” (Santa Ynez Falls – February 18, 2023)

Julie had the most difficulty making her way down while Tahia seemed to make it down no problem though she too took quite a bit of time to figure out how…

Whitney Canyon Falls

Whitney Canyon Falls can be fun and scary since it requires a rough scramble to climb up its cascading tiers. It starts with an on-trail hike near Newhall.

“Unexpected Thrills And Nills” (Whitney Canyon Falls, Placerita Creek Falls, Tenaja Falls, and Ortega Falls – February 12, 2023 to February 13, 2023)

The scrambling already made us uncomfortable, and Julie didn’t want to do it, but Tahia already raced ahead and followed the scrambling path up the lower…

“A Nice Blue Weekend” (The Grotto Falls – February 4, 2023)

…we skirted around and down the familiar scrambling paths at the start, there was one dicey sit-and-scoot obstacle that Tahia had already descended…

Gaia GPS vs AllTrails: Which is Best to Enjoy the Outdoors?

In this Gaia GPS vs All Trails comparison, I leverage my experiences to go deep into these GPS hiking phone apps to see which one is better.

“A Bad Wheel And Rabbit Holes” (Sycamore Canyon Falls – January 22, 2023)

It was only upon closer inspection as we got further down the Old Cabin Trail that we noticed there was a yellow and blue chopper hovering over the mouth…

4 Reasons Why I Use A GoPro Waterproof Case On HERO Cameras

Why use a GoPro Waterproof Case on HERO cameras? I provide 4 reasons why I do it even though GoPro claims they’re waterproof out-of-the-box!

“The Oldest Hiker” (Black Star Canyon Falls – January 8, 2023)

I reminded Mom of how Tahia cried at certain parts of this hike when we last did this 3 years ago, and I guess now Mom understood at this point why Julie…

“Sloppy Seconds” (Millard Falls – January 6, 2023)

Following this trail a little further, I then got to what appeared to be another crossing leading to what seemed to be a ledge trail on the correct side…

“Narrow New Years Window” (Upper Hot Spring Canyon Falls – January 2, 2023)

As Julie tepidly stepped onto a rock while leading back against the moderately steep slope, I saw that she slipped and fell with her hip seemingly bouncing…

Guam 9-Day Thanksgiving Week Itinerary – November 17, 2022 to November 25, 2022

Our Guam Itinerary covered 9 days (7 full days) on Thanksgiving week in November where we mixed up boonie stomping with family time resorting.

San Carlos Falls

San Carlos Falls was a pleasant 40ft plunging waterfall that offered swimming as well as another chance at dipping in a separate falls on the Lonfit River…

Malojloj Falls

Malojloj Falls is an introduction to the undeveloped waterfall chasing in Guam, which can be a short jaunt or part of a longer Waterfall Valley adventure…

Maguagua Falls

Maguagua Falls is another upside-down waterfall adventure involving a steep rope-aided descent to at least experience parts of this estimated 60ft falls…