World of Waterfalls Blog

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Most recent blog posts (reverse chronological order):

Aliele Falls

The Aliele Falls is a 12ft man-modified waterfall found at the end of the 4-mile round-trip Waihee Valley Trail (also called Swinging Bridges) in West Maui.

“Double Dose of Hana” (Road to Hana – September 1, 2003 and September 3, 2003)

Hana Highway was the main reason why we chose to visit Maui. So we made sure we tried to see as many of its waterfalls as possible during this week – and it required two takes…

“Third Time’s A Charm for a Haleakala Sunrise” (Maui – September 1, 2003, September 4, 2003, and September 5, 2003)

Julie and I had grown tired of getting up at 3am. Julie was especially miffed as she had been under the weather since the first attempt to see the Haleakala sunrise. Now it was the day we were…

Lower Puohokamoa Falls

Many people drive past Lower Puohokamoa Falls not knowing they’ve just missed a 200ft waterfall since it lacks signs and other identifying infrastructure.

Upper Puohokamoa Falls

Upper Puohokamoa Falls is a 30ft waterfall dropping into a large and accessible plunge pool, but slip-and-fall lawsuits have prohibited direct access.

Lower Waikani Falls

Waikani Falls sits further downstream from the more famous “Three Bears.” It’s best viewed from the quiet community of Wailua and flows best during rain.

Upper Waikani Falls

Upper Waikani Falls is one of the more famous waterfalls on the Hana Highway and is affectionately called the “Three Bears Falls” for its size progression.

Wailua Falls

Wailua Falls is a satisfyingly 95ft tall and photo-friendly roadside waterfall easily seen on the Hana Highway in East Maui between Hana and Oheo Gulch.

Other Hana Highway Waterfalls

The Hana Highway Waterfalls are way too many to single out individually. So this page basically captures the known waterfalls we’ve seen on the Road to Hana

Zion Narrows Itinerary – June 18, 2003 to June 22, 2003

As a follow-up to the Half Dome hike that Julie and I had accomplished just a month before this trip, we had also planned and executed on the Zion Narrows hike to scratch that off the bucket list…

“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 waterfall in Tenaya Canyon, which can only be seen from the summit of Half Dome – an epic 16-mile hike gaining 4000ft.

Pywiack Cascade

Pywiack Cascade (also called Slide Falls) is an elusive sliding 600ft waterfall at the head of the rugged Tenaya Canyon so not many people know about it.

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 dropping 100-150ft and requiring an 8-mile hike to reach.

“Fremont River Falls”

‘Fremont River Falls’ is an informal name that I’ve given to this accidental man-made waterfall on the Fremont River in Capitol Reef National Park.

“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…