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Most recent blog posts (reverse chronological order):

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)

Virginia Cascade

Virginia Cascade was an attractive cascade that tumbled noticeably on the Gibbon River in a densely forested canyon. It was said to have a drop of 60ft, and since it was on the Gibbon River…

Kepler Cascades

The Kepler Cascades was probably the easiest waterfall of this magnitude that we were able to visit within Yellowstone National Park. The lookout platform was pretty much right next to the…

Lewis Falls

Lewis Falls was a wide 30ft tall waterfall on the Lewis River, where we chanced upon it as we were driving south on the South Entrance Road as it was one of the easier waterfalls to see…

Moose Falls

Moose Falls was a small 30ft waterfall with pretty healthy volume on Crawfish Creek near the Southern Entrance of Yellowstone National Park. What was peculiar about this falls…

Terraced Falls

Terraced Falls was an impressive series of cascades and waterfalls tumbling in succession on the Fall River with a cumulative height of about 150ft. It was our introduction to waterfalling…

Fairy Falls

Fairy Falls (I’ve also seen it referred to as Fairy Fall) was one of the taller waterfalls in Yellowstone National Park with a reported height of 197ft, where it plunged for most of that drop…

Mystic Falls

Mystic Falls was a very attractive multi-tiered cascading waterfall said to tumble with a cumulative height of about 70ft on the Little Firehole River. What was striking about this impressive…

“The Near Fall” (Southwest Yellowstone – June 18, 2004 to June 20, 2004)

Julie kept her eyes on me to make sure I didn’t get too far out. Then, I pointed my camera down towards the falls, but suddenly the wide angle lens dropped from the camera…

Upper Mesa Falls

Upper Mesa Falls was a spectacular river waterfall on the Henry’s Fork of the Snake River. Said to be as tall as a 10-story building (114ft) and 200ft wide with a flow rate that would vary between…

Lower Mesa Falls

Lower Mesa Falls was a gushing 65ft waterfall on the Henry’s Fork of the Snake River that was just downstream from the more accessible Upper Mesa Falls. Similar to the other waterfall…

Gibbon Falls

Gibbon Falls was an attractively long and wide cascade on the Gibbon River tumbling a reported total of 84ft in height over or near the caldera rim of the Yellowstone Supervolcano. With its unusual…

Firehole Falls and the Cascades of the Firehole

Firehole Falls and the Cascades of the Firehole were two notable waterfalls and cascades amongst a larger series of pretty impressive waterfalls on the Firehole River. They were two of the more…

Yosemite Waterwheel Falls Redo Itinerary – June 3, 2004 to June 6, 2004

This itinerary covered a weekend visit to Yosemite National Park, but instead of coming in from the usual entrances in the west, we focused on going in and out of the park from its “back door” over the Tioga Pass…

“The REAL Waterwheel Falls” (Waterwheel Falls Day Hike – June 5, 2004)

Determined to see Waterwheel Falls after my disappointing discovery last week, the time had come to retry in a day a hike that I and two others had done in three days…

“Quaking Aspen Falls”

Quaking Aspen Falls is a name I made up for a roadside waterfall on the Tioga Road near a sign keyed to Quaking Aspens according to the Yosemite Road Guide…

“Cathedral Lake Falls”

Cathedral Lake Falls is a name I made up for this easy-to-miss waterfall on the Tioga Road just before the Pywiack Dome. It doesn’t look like it’s accessible by normal means…

Lee Vining Canyon Waterfalls

The Lee Vining Canyon Waterfalls are waterfalls tumbling into the steep, avalanche-prone area that links the Tioga Pass Entrance of Yosemite to the Mono Lake Basin. Given the volume of snow here…

Glen Aulin Backpacking Itinerary – May 29, 2004 to May 31, 2004

This itinerary covered my one and only backpacking trip within the boundaries of Yosemite National Park (at least in the first 15 years that Julie and I have been waterfalling)…