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Most recent blog posts (reverse chronological order):

“Pulled Over” (Northland, New Zealand – November 7, 2004 to November 9, 2004)

We headed west along SH12 when we had to follow a slow-moving truck. And so we merrily waited for an opportunity to pass the truck safely when a police car was suddenly in our rear-view mirror…

Piroa Falls

Piroa Falls was the first waterfall that Julie and I visited in New Zealand. We made the visit as part of a detour to the Waipu Gorge Scenic Reserve as we were making the drive north from Auckland…

Whangarei Falls

Whangarei Falls (pronounced “FAHNG-uh-ray”) was a pleasing 26m rectangular waterfall that we visited while we were staying nearby in the maritime city of Whangarei. The operative word with this…

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Camping Weekend Itinerary – August 27, 2004 to August 29, 2004

This Labor Day Weekend Itinerary pertained to a camping trip within the Cedar Grove section of Kings Canyon National Park. Since it took place well into the Summer…

Mist Falls

Mist Falls is another rare waterfall where less is more. In this instance, its turbulent springtime flow earns its name by producing a misty mess. Under these conditions…

Yellowstone and Grand Tetons Itinerary – June 17, 2004 to June 27, 2004

This itinerary of our visit to Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton national Park was largely with a tight budget where we booked ahead for campsites for about half the trip while staying lodges for the remainder of the nights…

Hidden Falls

Hidden Falls was a satisfying 75-100ft waterfall at the far end of the scenic Jenny Lake, which fronted the signature skyline of the Grand Teton Range. To our knowledge, this was the most…

Wilderness Falls and Columbine Falls

The Wilderness Falls and Columbine Falls (also called the Columbine Cascade) were a pair of prominent waterfalls that left us wanting more as the views were quite distant as you can see…

“Can I Make It Back Up?” (Bechler and the Grand Tetons – June 25, 2004 to June 26, 2004)

The Falls River almost covered the entire canyon floor I was in. Clearly I could go nowhere without getting into the water. Then, with a roar of thunder, I quickly abandoned any thought I had…

Other Grand Tetons Waterfalls

The other Grand Tetons Waterfalls encompasses all the other waterfalls we’ve seen that we determined were merely ephemeral cascades and not really worthy of singling them out…

Tower Fall

Tower Fall is a beautiful 132ft waterfall that got its name from the tower formations watching over it. In the morning, you can see rainbows in its mist adding to the…

Wraith Falls

Wraith Falls appeared to us like the way an apparition might appear hovering against a cliff. I wasn’t sure if we thought this way because of the name of the falls or if it was because…

Undine Falls

Undine Falls (pronounced “UHN-deen”) was one of the easier waterfalls to experience in Yellowstone National Park. Indeed, it didn’t get much easier than pulling up to the large roadside pullout…

Lost Creek Falls (Lost Falls)

Lost Creek Falls was a light-flowing 40ft waterfall that sat quietly in a shadowy forest and mini-canyon right behind the Roosevelt Lodge. Its wispy flow suggested…

Barronette Peak Waterfalls

The Barronette Peak Waterfalls can be found on the cliffs of Barronette Peak. However, the waterfalls are primarily of the temporary ephemeral variety and the peak…

Rustic Falls

Rustic Falls was an interesting little 47ft roadside waterfall that rippled over a basalt cliff giving the falls a distinctive texture and character to it. It also had somewhat of an unusual fan…

Osprey Falls

Osprey Falls is an attractive 150ft waterfall nestled deep inside the steep and rugged Sheepeater Canyon on the Gardiner River. Getting to the falls used to be…

“Caught in the Open in a Lightning Storm” (Northern and Eastern Yellowstone – June 21, 2004 to June 24, 2004)

I noticed there wasn’t anything but grass and low-lying bush around us on the trail. With the lightning flashing with such frequency, I wasn’t sure what we should do…

Crystal Falls

Crystal Falls was an impressive 129ft waterfall that we could imagine would be easily overlooked by its powerful neighbors on the Yellowstone River – Lower and Upper Falls…

Silver Cord Cascade

Silver Cord Cascade (I’ve also seen it spelled Silver Chord Cascade) was one of the seemingly lesser known waterfalls (at least compared to the waterfalls closer to the main roads further to the west)