World of Waterfalls Blog

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Most recent blog posts (reverse chronological order):

“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…

“Fremont River Falls”

“Fremont River Falls” is an informal name that I’ve given to this waterfall since I haven’t seen any official moniker for it. Given that it sits on the Freemont River, which is a river that…

“Two Tickets to my Driving Record” (Southern Utah – May 23, 2003 to May 25, 2003)

As we entered the township of Hatch, the speed limit was reduced to 35mph so I lazily let the car roll to the required slower speed from the 75mph we had gone, but apparently it wasn’t slowing down…

Southern Yosemite Initiation Itinerary – May 9, 2003 to May 11, 2003

In this itinerary, we did a weekend camping trip where the focus of this visit was to explore the quiet southern section of Yosemite National Park, particularly in the Wawona area…

Staircase Falls

Staircase Falls is one of two named ephemeral waterfalls (the other being Horsetail Falls). It got its name from the way its creek steps down a series of granite ledges…

Royal Arch Cascade

Tumbling near the Ahwahnee Hotel lies the stringy Royal Arch Cascades. Distracted by the Royal Arches, the Washington Column, and North Dome, visitors often fail to notice this streaking waterfall…

Silver Strand Falls

Silver Strand Falls is perhaps the most overlooked waterfall due to its unfortunate position at the famous Tunnel View Overlook…

Chilnualna Falls

Chilnualna Falls was one of those waterfall experiences that surpassed whatever expectations we may have had going into the hike. Given how little attention the southern section of Yosemite…

Zion Hiking Weekend Itinerary – April 25, 2003 to April 27, 2003

This extended weekend trip marked the third time that Julie and I had been to Zion National Park. So we were now becoming quite familiar with what attractions were here. And given our familiarity with this place, we also camped for both the nights of this weekend…

Pine Creek Falls

Pine Creek Falls is a pleasant little waterfall downstream from its technical slot canyon. You can find this pleasant 30ft waterfall after a short scramble that begins…

Archangel Cascades

The Archangel Cascades are a series of cascades sheeting their way down the hard sandstone bedrock as the Left Fork North Creek continued its way further downstream. Like other similar pages in the Utah region, the waterfalls here were really my excuse at sharing the more epic adventure most people would come here for. In […]

“Tubing in the Subway” (Zion Subway and Zion Canyon – April 25, 2003 to April 27, 2003)

As Julie and I made our way up the slippery wet hardened sandstone floor, we were immediately met by a series of deep pools that conspired to turn us around…

Bryce Canyon Weekend Itinerary – April 10, 2003 to April 12, 2003

This trip was intended to share with the parents the wonderful experiences that Julie and I (along with a couple of friends) had just a couple of years prior when we did a Grand Circle trip. But since we had to fit this into a weekend, this exposure could only come in increments…