World of Waterfalls Blog

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Most recent blog posts (reverse chronological order):

Soldier Creek Falls (Lewis Falls)

Soldier Creek Falls (also referred to as Lewis Falls after a ranger that once patrolled this area) seemed like one of those obscure waterfalls that made for a surprisingly pleasant local outing…

Eaton Canyon Falls

Eaton Canyon Falls is a pleasant waterfall dropping some 30ft or so with a rock wedged right at its brink. Being close to Pasadena it is an immensely popular local attraction…

Sycamore Canyon Falls

Sycamore Canyon Falls sits in Point Mugu State Park, which itself resides in the Santa Monica Mountains. We visited the falls during New Years Day during a dry winter…

Solstice Canyon Falls

Solstice Canyon Falls (also called Roberts Ranch Falls) is a tiny 30ft waterfall in the coastal Santa Monica Mountains. This is one of the easier waterfalls to visit, and…

Eastern Sierra Labor Day Weekend Itinerary – August 31, 2001 to September 2, 2001

In this itinerary, Julie and I took advantage of the Labor Day Weekend so neither of us needed to take a day off. This trip targeted a visit to the Eastern Sierras while basing ourselves out of the Mammoth Lakes area…

Horsetail Falls

Horsetail Falls is a fairly common waterfall name so the one depicted here pertains to a waterfall found while hiking along the McGee Creek Trail near the Mammoth Lakes area. It can be argued that…

Twin Falls

Twin Falls drains Lake Mamie as it tumbles into the Twin Lakes near the Mammoth Lakes area (which is most known as a resort town for skiing). We were able to experience this reportedly 250ft…

Rainbow Falls

Rainbow Falls is a classically-shaped rectangular waterfall dropping some 101ft on the San Joaquin River. This waterfall was once part of Yosemite before mining interests…

Lower Falls (of the San Joaquin River)

Lower Falls is the overlooked neighbor to Rainbow Falls as visitors often don’t even bother with this falls or know it’s there. This waterfall isn’t even within…

Minaret Falls

Minaret Falls is a pleasant cascade just outside the northwestern boundaries of the Devils Postpile National Monument. Tumbling probably some 150ft as it scatters…

Monrovia Canyon Falls

Monrovia Canyon Falls is a pleasant two-tiered waterfall in the foothills near the suburb of Monrovia. Presenting another little getaway from Angelinos like us…

Grand Circle Itinerary – June 16, 2001 to June 26, 2001

This was a week-and-a-half of touring what I called the Grand Circle. This circle consisted of the natural attractions that covered Southern Utah and Northern Arizona, especially the National Parks since there were so many of them in this vast expanse of the desert southwest…

“The Wild Wild West” (Canyonlands, Monument Valley, Lake Powell, and Grand Canyon – June 21, 2001 to June 25, 2001)

…we then passed by a memorial providing us with a sobering reminder of how screwed we’d be if a flash flood were to occur while we were inside the slot canyon. Given the thunderstorms…

“Thinking of Jabba the Hut” (Grand Staircase, Capitol Reef, and Arches – June 19, 2001 to June 20, 2001)

After hiking along the deceptively strenuous sandy trail for what seemed like an eternity, we could see the falls up ahead behind the foliage. Its sound grew louder as we got closer…

Lower Calf Creek Falls

Lower Calf Creek Falls was one of those desert surprises that really made us wonder how such a harsh and arid environment could harbor such a lush and lovely oasis. It was a gorgeous and colorful…

Zion Narrows Waterfalls (including Orderville Canyon)

The Zion Narrows Waterfalls were waterfalls that we’ve managed to find while hiking and wading within the famous Zion Narrows. The Narrows was one of our most unforgettable adventures as we did a one-way 16-mile shuttle hike along, across, and within the Virgin River. We even spent a tentless night on the Summer Soltice within […]

“Mossy Cave Falls”

“Mossy Cave Falls” is a name I made up for this tiny 15ft waterfall near Mossy Cave. The car park for the Mossy Cave is just a few minutes east of the turnoff for Bryce Canyon…

“A Cool Adventure in the Desert” (Zion Narrows – June 17, 2001 to June 18, 2001)

But just as we thought we could cruise effortlessly, we were stopped in our tracks by a deep-looking pool with a little waterfall off to the side of a seemingly impassable wall behind it…

Zion Canyon Waterfalls

The Zion Canyon Waterfalls are more typically the ephemeral types that don’t last much longer than a few days after heavy rain. However, since afternoon thunderstorms occur frequently during the monsoon season of mid to late summer, there’s a good chance you’ll see these falls if you’re here during that time. On the other hand, […]

Sturtevant Falls

Sturtevant Falls is one of the more attractive waterfalls in the Southern California area. The moss and algae growing on the cliff where its waters run adds lovely colors…