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Most recent blog posts (reverse chronological order):

Sheep Creek Cascade

The Sheep Creek Cascade lies on Sheep Creek, which provides the drinking water for the facilities at the Cedar Grove Lodge area. The trail to the falls follows…

Big Falls

Big Falls is a tall waterfall seen across the community of Forest Falls in the Mill Creek Canyon of the San Bernardino Mountains. There is also a hiking trail…

Yosemite Weekend with the Parents Itinerary – April 29, 2005 to May 1, 2005

This weekend itinerary for Yosemite National Park covered Yosemite Valley as well as a little bit of Hetch Hetchy. By now, we were quite familiar with all the most accessible sights within the reserve. Really, the main motivation for this trip was to introduce…

“Cramps and Thunderstorms” (Upper Yosemite Falls Hike – April 30, 2005)

Of all the waterfall hiking and viewing I’ve done up to this point, the one thing missing was getting to the top of Yosemite Falls. My inner voice kept nagging at me to do the hike…

San Antonio Falls

San Antonio Falls is one of those waterfalls where you’d want to time your visit for the peak snowmelt when Mt Baldy (formally known as Mt San Antonio) has had a bit of snow…

Heart Rock Falls (Seeley Creek Falls)

Heart Rock Falls (more formally known as Seeley Creek Falls) was known not so much for its tiny 25-30ft waterfall but its nearly perfect heart-shaped depression right next to it. It was one of…

New Zealand Honeymoon Itinerary – November 5, 2004 to December 3, 2004

As you can see by the title of this page, this itinerary was our honeymoon with a destination wedding in the Land of the Long White Cloud. For Julie and I, this was the trip that opened up our eyes to what was out there in the world…

Kitekite Falls

Kitekite Falls (the original native Maori name was said to be “Ketekete”) was in our minds the most scenic waterfall in the Waitakere Ranges (pronounced “wai-TAH-kur-ay”). In my first visit to…

Karekare Falls

Karekare Falls (pronounced just like the town Kerikeri in Northland) was an attractive waterfall that I made a detour for after visiting Kitekite Falls back in December 2004. The height of this…

Hunua Falls

Hunua Falls was the last waterfall we visited on each of our two trips to New Zealand in November-December 2004 and in December-January 2010. I don’t know why it has worked out that way, but it…

“Going Full Circle” (Catlins and Auckland, New Zealand – December 2, 2004 to December 3, 2004)

Complicating things were that parking in the Octagon was very temporary at best and we kept a close eye on our car in case the parking enforcer would come by and issue tickets, which we witnessed…

McLean Falls

McLean Falls was one probably either our favourite or second-most favourite waterfall in the Catlins Forest Park or Southern Scenic Drive (the other waterfall was Purakaunui Falls)…

Matai Falls

Matai Falls was the second of the Catlins waterfalls that Julie and I visited towards the tail end of our first trip to New Zealand in early December 2004. This falls was said to be about 10m tall…

Purakaunui Falls

Purakaunui Falls was probably the one waterfall in the Catlins area that received the most attention because it seemed to have fronted postcards and calendars more so than the others in the area…

Barrs Falls

Barrs Falls was the last of the Catlins waterfalls that we visited during our honeymoon trip in 2004. This was a pretty unique-looking waterfall in that its underlying rock made the water ripple…

Stirling Falls and the Milford Sound Waterfalls

Stirling Falls was the second of two permanent waterfalls that we encountered in the Milford Sound (with Bowen Falls being the first one). Since this waterfall was far deeper into the fiord…

Bowen Falls

Bowen Falls was the first major waterfall that we encountered while visiting the famous Milford Sound. I felt inclined to give this waterfall its own write-up because there was a trail that left…

Sutherland Falls and the Milford Track Waterfalls

Sutherland Falls had to have been by far the mightiest waterfall in New Zealand. Ever since Julie and I knew of its existence, we made it a point to journey to this waterfall no matter how…

“The Soggy Sojourn” (Milford Track – November 27, 2004 to December 1, 2004)

With the rain coming down harder, we had beat a hasty retreat into the Pass Hut Shelter. I knew this region was one of the rainiest in the world and they sure weren’t kidding…

“The Sound of Silence” (Doubtful Sound, New Zealand – November 26, 2004)

I was concerned that the unseasonable and unstable weather would kill our viewing experience, but as the bus driver turned into pullout, we were blown away by what we saw…