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Most recent blog posts (reverse chronological order):

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…

Foresta Falls

Foresta Falls was probably one of the more pleasant yet unsung and off-the-beaten-path waterfalling surprises to be found in Yosemite National Park. Every time we’d drive the Big Oak Flat Road…

“Tamarack Creek Falls”

“Tamarack Creek Falls” is the unofficial name I’m using for the cascade that tumbles alongside the Upper Cascades. It’s quite a scene coming out of the last tunnel on Big Oak Flat…

Carlon Falls

Carlon Falls was a strangely-shaped waterfall that had that rare characteristic of flowing year-round, which was quite a statement to make since most waterfalls within Yosemite National Park…

Yosemite Weekend with Mom Itinerary – March 19, 2004 to March 21, 2004

This itinerary covered a weekend at Yosemite National Park that I cynically referred to as the “change-in-company-vacation-policy” trip because they essentially changed the rules in such a way that I either had to use some vacation hours or lose them…

“El Capitan Falls”

The ephemeral “El Capitan Falls” is noticed mostly by rock climbers at Camp 4 or by hikers on the Yosemite Falls Trail. I’ve unofficially named this waterfall since I’ve seen this name in the…

“Mirror Lake Falls”

“Mirror Lake Falls” tumbles from the Basket Dome vicinity to the base of Tenaya Canyon near Mirror Lake. Although it has a very short season, it surprised me how big it was…

“Small World” (Yosemite – March 19, 2004 to March 21, 2004)

With reduced maximum vacation hours in lieu of sick leave hours, I had to take a vacation or lose some of those hard-earned hours. That sucks! So, where should I go on a spontaneous trip?

Horsetail Falls

Made famous by Galen Rowell’s “Natural Firefall” photograph, photographers challenge themselves to capture Horsetail Falls and its firefall effect.