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Most recent blog posts (reverse chronological order):

“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)…

California Falls

California Falls is the next major ensemble of waterfalls you’ll see beyond the Glen Aulin High Sierra Camp. There is a spur trail leading to its most photogenic spot…

LeConte Falls

LeConte Falls starts off as mostly a long series of featureless cascades until its main drop. In its main drop, the Tuolumne River slides down a fifty-degree slope with potholes backed by rocks…

Waterwheel Falls

Waterwheel Falls could very well be the most unusual waterfall in Yosemite. It’s one of those rare waterfalls where you care how far up water is thrown instead of how far it drops…

“Mattie Falls”

Mattie Falls is another waterfall that I unofficially named. Ordinarly, I’d disregard unknown and unnamed falls like this, but if it floods the Waterwheel Falls Trail it deserves attention…

“The Hungry Bear” (Glen Aulin Backpack – May 29, 2004 to May 31, 2004)

I called the backcountry office to make sure they secured our permits in case we didn’t show up before 10am. It felt pretty good to have things in hand – or so I thought…

Tuolumne Falls

Tuolumne Falls is the first major waterfall we encountered as we made our way from Tuolumne Meadows towards the Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne River. Of all the waterfalls that we encountered on…

White Cascade (Glen Aulin Falls)

The White Cascade (also referred to as Glen Aulin Falls) was the second major waterfall along the Tuolumne River that we encountered as we hiked from Tuolumne Meadows to the Glen Aulin…

Southern Yosemite Redux Weekend with the Parents Itinerary – May 19, 2004 to May 22, 2004

This itinerary covered a return trip to the quiet southern part of Yosemite National Park. And like the first time around, we did it as a camping trip out of the Wawona Campground. Indeed, with a trip like this where we based ourselves away…

Point Reyes Itinerary – May 7, 2004 to May 8, 2004

This itinerary covered a very brief overnight trip to Point Reyes. The lone goal of this trip was to finally see Alamere Falls after having seen McWay Falls in Big Sur quite a few times…

“Nude Awakening” (Point Reyes, CA – May 8, 2004)

But this guy looked to be pretty old and wrinkly and probably into his 50s or older, and I didn’t need to be forced to keep moving. We politely said hello to him as we passed each other, but I had…

Alamere Falls

Alamere Falls is one of those waterfalls that will probably stay in our memories for a very long time. When we close ours eyes to envision a waterfall spilling onto a beach…

Yosemite Off The Beaten Path Itinerary – April 22, 2004 to April 25, 2004

This itinerary covered another weekend spent at Yosemite National Park. However, what differentiated this particular visit was that we targeted some of the less-explored parts of the park. This included the backcountry of Hetch Hetchy Valley…

Lehamite Falls

This often-overlooked waterfall has the misfortune of being situated close to Yosemite Falls near Yosemite Village. Lehamite Falls is a tall, slender series of cascading falls…

Widow’s Tears

Widow’s Tears suffers from a case of mistaken identity with the neighboring Silver Strand Falls. On top of that, it’s not a particularly easy waterfall to spot…

“Slithering Company” (Hetch Hetchy Backcountry – April 24, 2004)

My parents and I headed back to Yosemite, but this time the goal was to at least see what Rancheria Falls looked like. The weather was quite nice – as opposed to the storm last week…

“Tilltill Creek Falls”

Tilltill Creek Falls is a name I made up for this welcoming waterfall on Tilltill Creek. After a long time since the last waterfall seen, it is a welcome sight for sore eyes…

Rancheria Falls

Rancheria Falls appeared to us like a series of waterfalls and cascades each with apparent spots to take a dip in the cold water and cool off. From what we could tell, there wasn’t a singular…