World of Waterfalls Blog

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Most recent blog posts (reverse chronological order):

Crystal Falls

Crystal Falls is an overlooked 129ft waterfall near the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River as most of the attention goes to the Lower Falls and Upper Falls.

Silver Cord Cascade

Silver Cord Cascade is a lesser-known 1200ft waterfall dropping into the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone seen after hiking a mile on the Seven-Mile Hole Trail.

Virginia Cascade

Virginia Cascade is a waterfall on the Gibbon River dropping 60ft into a densely forested canyon seen from a one-way road that used to be for stagecoaches.

Kepler Cascades

The Kepler Cascades is an easy-to-visit 150ft multi-tiered roadside waterfall on the Firehole River near Old Faithful and the Upepr Geyser Basin in Yellowstone.

Lewis Falls

Lewis Falls is a 30ft tall roadside waterfall on the Lewis River named after Meriwether Lewis of the Lewis and Clark Expedition in the south of Yellowstone NP.

Moose Falls

Moose Falls is a small 30ft geothermally-heated waterfall on Crawfish Creek near the Southern Entrance of Yellowstone National Park accessed by a short walk

Terraced Falls

Terraced Falls is a 150ft falls on the Fall River in the remote Bechler Backcountry (also called Yellowstone’s Cascade Corner) accessed by a 4-mile hike.

Fairy Falls

Fairy Falls is a 197ft waterfall in an area recovering from the 1988 Yellowstone Wildfires with a spur trail to an elevated view of Grand Prismatic Spring.

Mystic Falls

Mystic Falls is a geothermally-heated 70ft waterfall on the Little Firehole River in Yellowstone accessible on a 2.4-mile out-and-back or 4.1-mile loop hike.

“The Near Fall” (Southwest Yellowstone – June 18, 2004 to June 20, 2004)

Julie kept her eyes on me to make sure I didn’t get too far out. Then, I pointed my camera down towards the falls, but suddenly the wide angle lens dropped from the camera…

Upper Mesa Falls

Upper Mesa Falls is a 114ft tall and 200ft wide waterfall on the Henry’s Fork of the Snake River found in Eastern Idaho between Ashton and West Yellowstone.

Lower Mesa Falls

Lower Mesa Falls is a 65ft waterfall on the Henry’s Fork of the Snake River on the Mesa Falls Scenic Byway in Idaho between West Yellowstone and Ashton.

Gibbon Falls

Gibbon Falls is a photogenically long cascade tumbling 84ft with a trapezoidal shape and brush texture from the caldera rim of the Yellowstone Supervolcano.

Firehole Falls and the Cascades of the Firehole

Firehole Falls and the Cascades of the Firehole are amongst a series of impressive waterfalls with geothermal warming on the Firehole River in Yellowstone.

Yosemite Waterwheel Falls Redo Itinerary – June 3, 2004 to June 6, 2004

This itinerary covered a weekend visit to Yosemite National Park, but instead of coming in from the usual entrances in the west, we focused on going in and out of the park from its “back door” over the Tioga Pass…

“The REAL Waterwheel Falls” (Waterwheel Falls Day Hike – June 5, 2004)

Determined to see Waterwheel Falls after my disappointing discovery last week, the time had come to retry in a day a hike that I and two others had done in three days…

“Quaking Aspen Falls”

Quaking Aspen Falls is a name I made up for a roadside waterfall on the Tioga Road near a sign keyed to Quaking Aspens according to the Yosemite Road Guide…

“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)…