World of Waterfalls Blog

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Most recent blog posts (reverse chronological order):

Widow’s Tears

Widows 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 is a series of cascades with spots to take a dip for cooling off. It may be the only such falls in Yosemite’s hidden corner at Hetch Hetchy.

Foresta Falls

Foresta Falls is a pleasant yet unsung and off-the-beaten-path waterfall surprises in Yosemite National Park. It has a drop of 60-100ft above Merced Canyon.

“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 is a tapered 35ft waterfall that flowed year-round, which makes it a nice place for a swim or a dip when the South Fork Tuolumne River is calm.

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

Horsetail Falls is a seasonal waterfall made famous by Galen Rowell’s ‘Natural Firefall’ photograph, which has blown up and gone viral in the internet.

Maui Itinerary – August 31, 2003 to September 5, 2003

This itinerary covered our first visit to Maui (and the Hawaiian Islands in general). It was kind of a spontaneous trip where Julie apparently took advantage of some travel deal that included car rental, all accommodations, and airfare…

“Airsick on a West Maui/Moloka’i Helicopter Flight” (Maui – September 4, 2003)

I knew the lady trying to sell us the chopper ride was lying to us when she tried to convince us that the Wall of Tears was the same thing as Honokohau Falls. But despite the fact that she BS’ed us…

Moaula Falls

Moaula Falls (or Moa’ula Falls) is a 250ft waterfall that is the more accessible of two major waterfalls nestled in the back of the legendary Halawa Valley.

Papalaua Falls

Papalaua Falls is a 1300ft waterfall on the rugged northern cliffs of Molokai. Most people see this waterfall on a helicopter tour of West Maui and Molokai.

Honokohau Falls

Honokohau Falls is the tallest waterfall on Maui at 1100ft in an inaccessible valley in the island’s west side accessible to the public only by helicopter.

Other Molokai Waterfalls

There are numerous other Molokai Waterfalls residing on the steep sea cliffs on the north shore of the island. Most of them have very temporary or seasonal flows…

Makahiku Falls

Makahiku Falls is a 184ft waterfall along the Pipiwai Trail in Oheo Gulch in East Maui. In calm conditions, its top can act as a scenic swimming hole.

Other Oheo Gulch Waterfalls

Oheo Gulch has several smaller and lesser known waterfalls found along the Pipiwai Trail. This page showcases the rest of these intermediate waterfalls.