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Most recent blog posts (reverse chronological order):

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…

Upper Falls (of the Yellowstone River)

Upper Falls was the other major waterfall that we saw on the Yellowstone River. We thought it tended to be overshadowed by the Lower Falls further downstream because…

Lower Falls (of the Yellowstone River)

The Lower Falls (of the Yellowstone River) was by far the most popular waterfall in Yellowstone National Park, and it could very well be the park’s signature waterfall. It majestically…

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…