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Most recent blog posts (reverse chronological order):

Makamakaole Falls

Makamakaole Falls is another rare West Maui waterfall that you can see near the beginning of the Waihee Ridge Trail. Look for it just as you leave the steep sloping concrete path for the dirt trail..

Mana-nole Falls

Mananole Falls is a light-flowing tall waterfall deep in the Waihee Valley of West Maui. I don’t think you can get close to the waterfall but you can see it from…

Aliele Falls

The Aliele Falls is a waterfall that had been altered by people who built a wall over which the falls flow. Some locals now use it as a swimming hole. You can get here by…

“Double Dose of Hana” (Road to Hana – September 1, 2003 and September 3, 2003)

Hana Highway was the main reason why we chose to visit Maui. So we made sure we tried to see as many of its waterfalls as possible during this week – and it required two takes…

“Third Time’s A Charm for a Haleakala Sunrise” (Maui – September 1, 2003, September 4, 2003, and September 5, 2003)

Julie and I had grown tired of getting up at 3am. Julie was especially miffed as she had been under the weather since the first attempt to see the Haleakala sunrise. Now it was the day we were…

Lower Puohokamoa Falls

Many people drive past Lower Puohokamoa Falls – not knowing they’ve just missed a tall and satisfying waterfall. Those who have a guidebook and know about this falls are richly rewarded for their…

Upper Puohokamoa Falls

Upper Puohokamoa Falls draws a crowd because of its easy-to-see parking area. The falls itself is not particularly spectacular as it only falls roughly 30ft, but practically anyone can get to it…

Lower Waikani Falls

Waikani Falls sits further downstream from the more famous “Three Bears.” Best viewed from the quiet community of Wailua, the falls flow best in rain as it is typically a tall trickle.

Upper Waikani Falls

Upper Waikani Falls is one of the more famous waterfalls on the Hana Highway. Affectionately dubbed the “Three Bears Falls,” its one of the few waterfalls where less is more…

Wailua Falls

Wailua Falls is a satisfyingly tall roadside waterfall seen as you drive towards Hana along the Hana Highway. It’s one of those falls where you’re practically guaranteed to stop for it…

Other Hana Highway Waterfalls

The Hana Highway Waterfalls are way too many to single out individually. So this page basically captures the smaller or lesser known roadside waterfalls. I’m sure you may find falls not listed in…

Zion Narrows Itinerary – June 18, 2003 to June 22, 2003

As a follow-up to the Half Dome hike that Julie and I had accomplished just a month before this trip, we had also planned and executed on the Zion Narrows hike to scratch that off the bucket list…

“Deer in the Daylight” (Zion Narrows – June 18, 2003 to June 21, 2003)

The drive proceeded as normal as the daylight continued and the summer heat started beating down with increasing intensity. Suddenly out of the corner of my eye, I noticed something running…

Yosemite Half Dome Camping Trip Itinerary – June 6, 2003 to June 8, 2003

This weekend itinerary covered our camping trip in Yosemite National Park centered around a hike to the top of iconic Half Dome. The trip planning started from the moment I had made camping reservations 24 weeks in advance…

“Bagging Half Dome” (Half Dome Hike – June 7, 2003)

Now that the proposal was over, the task before us was the physical challenge. With logistics out of the way, we now faced the big hike we trained two months for. The moment of truth was upon us…

Snow Creek Falls

Snow Creek Falls is an elusive 2140ft cascading waterfall in Tenaya Canyon. Even eager waterfall lovers have trouble finding this major waterfall…

Pywiack Cascade

Pywiack Cascade (sometimes known as Slide Falls) is an interesting sliding waterfall at the head of the rugged Tenaya Canyon. It’s said to slide from a cumulative height of 600ft though it seemed…

Southern Utah Memorial Day Weekend Itinerary – May 23, 2003 to May 26, 2003

Kind of on a whim, I decided to take advantage of the Memorial Day Weekend while Julie was also out-of-town on business. So I was accompanied by my Mom on this very spontaneous trip to some familiar haunts in Southern Utah…

“Indecent Proposal” (Yosemite Day Trip – May 31, 2003)

I had to think fast when Julie anticipated that I would propose to her on top of Half Dome, and she thought it was too cliche. And so I decided upon Alder Creek Falls…

Alder Creek Falls

Alder Creek Falls probably gets my vote as the truly “secret” or “hidden” waterfall of Yosemite National Park. It has an unsigned trailhead, requires an eight-mile round-trip out-and-back hike…