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Most recent blog posts (reverse chronological order):

Vaimahutu Falls (Faarumai Waterfall)

Vaimahutu Falls is one of three Faarumai Waterfalls in the northeast part of Tahiti Nui. There are many ways to visit this waterfall and it’s a trade-off between…

“Putoa Falls” (Afareaitu Waterfall)

“Putoa Falls” is a name I’ve made up based on the naming of the stream it’s on (i.e. the Putoa Stream) according to our 2002 LP book. Previously, I had mistakenly thought this waterfall was on the…

Eastern Sierra with the Parents Itinerary – July 4, 2002 to July 7, 2002

This itinerary was of a return trip to the Eastern Sierras based in the Mammoth Lakes area during July 4th Weekend. It took place barely a month after our first serious waterfalling trip in Yosemite National Park…

“High and Dry” (North Dome Hike – July 6, 2002)

Even at over 8000ft, the summer heat intensified, the breathing got heavier, and my nose kept bleeding. This was not the mountain high I was looking for…

Lundy Canyon Waterfalls

The Lundy Canyon Waterfalls page was my homage to the myriad of waterfalls that we’ve seen in the scenic Lundy Canyon. There wasn’t a specific signature waterfall that we targeted on the times…

Leavitt Falls

Leavitt Falls was an attractive multi-tiered waterfall that was essentially a roadside stop. The first time we came up here, we took Dad’s now-defunct MPV up here from Mammoth, which struggled…

Yosemite Group Itinerary – May 30, 2002 to June 2, 2002

This trip was the very first time that we explored Yosemite National Park with the primary purpose of visiting waterfalls (or waterfalling, if you will). Since I’d imagine we were in the infant stages of our waterfall addiction, it turned out that the timing of this trip…

Rancheria Falls

Rancheria Falls was a surprisingly popular waterfall in the heart of the Sierra National Forest near Huntington Lake. Given how out-of-the-way it was from the typical Yosemite route via Fresno…

Vernal Fall

Vernal Fall is a spectacular, classically-shaped 317ft waterfall. Making up the lower step of the Giant Stairway, it’s often known for drenching hikers along the appropriately-named Mist Trail…

Nevada Fall

Nevada Fall is a mammoth 594ft permanent waterfall. Watched over by the Liberty Cap, it makes up the upper step of the Giant Stairway.

Illilouette Fall

Illilouette Fall is a major waterfall rewarding those who hike to see its graceful 370ft drop. It’s amazing that a waterfall like this manages to elude most visitors…

“Locked Out” (Panorama Trail – May 31, 2002 to June 1, 2002)

It took a while to get the car shuttle set up for the one-way Panorama Trail. Plenty of drama as thunderstorms threatened to sabotage our planned hike. But even as we returned…

“Crossing the Streams” (Hetch Hetchy – May 31, 2002)

It was our first time in Hetch Hetchy. Greeting us were the sweltering early summer heat and full waterfalls. I wondered what that sign in front of the tunnel was far. We were soon…

Tueeulala Fall

Tueeulala Fall (when it’s flowing) is probably the first waterfall you’ll notice as you approach the parking area for Hetch Hetchy. This tall, plunging waterfall together with Wapama Falls…

Wapama Falls

Wapama Falls is the feature waterfall of the Hetch Hetchy area. With its consistently strong flow, reported height of 1341ft, and surrounding granite formations, I tend to think of this waterfall…

Unnamed Waterfalls in Hetch Hetchy

There are a few unnamed waterfalls in Hetch Hetchy I thought might be interesting to point out. These falls have been there each time I have visited so they certainly last longer…

Yosemite Falls

Along with Half Dome, Yosemite Falls is an iconic symbol of the grandeur and beauty of Yosemite National Park. Falling a total of 2425ft, it is amongst the highest waterfalls in the world.

Sentinel Falls

Sentinel Falls drops over 2000ft in several steps with Sentinel Rock watching over it. Only in Yosemite does a waterfall like this get a ho hum response from visitors.

Cascade Falls

Clearly the main waterfall attraction in this section of Yosemite, Cascade Falls tumbles several hundred feet before being joined by Tamarack Creek and forcefully plunging the final 500ft…

Wildcat Falls

Wildcat Falls is easy to miss even though it’s beside the Big Oak Flat Road. It’s one that rarely attractions visitors so you can have it to yourself or call it your own…