World of Waterfalls Blog

This page displays all of our blog posts (latest posts first).

The blog posts shown here include both non-waterfall and waterfall writeups.  So in addition to our in-depth waterfall posts, the article/post topics can range from educational writeups, musings, features, advice, product reviews, and more.

This page even displays updates or new postings pertaining to Top 10 Lists, Itineraries, and Trip Reports.

If you’re looking for waterfall writeups, you can find them in our Destinations page.

Most recent blog posts (reverse chronological order):

The Cascades at the Grottos

The Cascades at the Grottos were our waterfalling excuse to have a short family outing while experiencing ‘Ice Caves’ and glacial boulders near Aspen.

Maroon Bells Waterfalls

The Maroon Bells Waterfalls were my waterfalling excuse to visit the iconic panoramas and 14,000ft peaks reflected in Maroon Lake near Aspen, Colorado.

Box Canyon Falls

Box Canyon Falls is an 85ft mostly-hidden waterfall at the head of the claustrophobic namesake Box Canyon easily experienced on a developed trail in Ouray.

Mystic Falls

Mystic Falls was a waterfall that took me 2 attempts before experiencing it properly. Indeed, this Telluride beauty didn’t give up her secrets very easily.

South Fork Mineral Creek Falls

South Fork Mineral Creek Falls is a colorful 80-100ft two-tiered waterfall accessed by a short hike from a scenic campground in the San Juan National Forest

“Red Mountain Cascade”

The ‘Red Mountain Cascade’ was an obscure waterfall tumbling besides the Million Dollar Highway at the Red Mountain Pass before the colorful mountain itself

Upper Ames Falls

Upper Ames Falls was a waterfall that I had mistaken for Mystic Falls, but it could be the Ice Falls as it might be an ice-climbing obstacle in the Winter.

Bear Creek Falls

Bear Creek Falls is a 70ft waterfall easily accessed from Telluride on a popular 5-mile trail gaining 1100ft flanked by craggy mountains and mining relics.

“The COVID-19 Road Trip” (Colorado Rockies, Eastern Wyoming, and Western South Dakota – July 21, 2020 to August 1, 2020)

Maybe all the bad decisions in pursuing this falls finally caught up with me and I had to respect the limits that Mother Nature threw at me. I even wondered if I saw the Grizzly Bear Falls at all…

An In-Depth Solo Build It Review From My 12 years With SBI!

This in-depth Solo Build It Review details my experiences of building this large website with SBI! through their highs and lows over 12 years

Gaia GPS Review – The Killer App For The Great Outdoors?

Can this app turn our iPhone into a handheld GPS device and do the job better than those dedicated GPS units? We find out in the Gaia GPS Review.

What Is The Best GPS For Hiking? Handheld, Phone, Or Watch?

What is the best GPS for hiking? I found it can be overwhelming to make a choice. So I dug deep to look at what I like and don’t like about each type of GPS

The Portable Auto GPS Navigation System: Why We Still Use It

The Portable Auto GPS Navigation System may get killed by smartphones combined with mapping and routing apps, but we still use our device, and here’s why…

Waterfall Photography Tips & Techniques: An In-Depth Guide

Save yourself from mistakes we’ve made on our adventures by using the tips and techniques that we’re sharing in this in-depth waterfall photography guide.

Do Trekking Poles (Hiking Sticks) Really Help?

Do trekking poles or hiking sticks really help? We have a love-hate relationship with them because they’re both beneficial and a nuisance. And here’s why.

Vasque St Elias GTX Hiking Boot Review: A Truly Waterproof Boot?

I have been wearing the Vasque St Elias GTX Waterproof Hiking Boot for several years. In this review, I will detail what I like and don’t like about it.

What Are The Best Shoes For Hiking In Water (To Waterfalls)?

Chasing waterfalls means we often have to hike in water. So what’s the best footwear for these conditions? Should we hike in waterproof boots or water shoes?

“Grounded in Summer” (Bonita Falls – June 12, 2020)

It was unnerving to see this many people out here on a Friday, and I’d bet that on the weekends, it would be even worse. Maybe lots of people were already out of school…

“Social Clustering” (Millard Falls – June 9, 2020)

In my mind, I was thinking that all the caution that we were practicing was essentially getting thrown to the wind the moment you start involving people who don’t take this seriously…

“COVID Mixed Signals” (San Antonio Falls – May 8, 2020)

Regardless, by the time we were driving on Mt Baldy Road, we were seeing on multiple occasions flashing signs saying ‘All Baldy Trails Closed’ and ‘Parked Vehicles Will Be Towed Away’…