World of Waterfalls Blog

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Most recent blog posts (reverse chronological order):

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 are hidden in the famous Zion Narrows. These waterfalls act as both obstacles as well as scenic assets. The only way to see them is through a memorable trek along the…

“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…

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…

Paradise Falls (Wildwood Falls)

Paradise Falls (also referred to as Wildwood Falls) is a lovely 40ft waterfall in the canyons of Wildwood Park in the Thousand Oaks area just minutes east of the popular…

Big Sur Initiation Itinerary – March 30, 2001 to April 1, 2001

This itinerary covered a brief weekend trip to the Big Sur Coast. For Julie and I, this was our very first time exploring this part of the California Central Coast together, and since we were in the budding stages of our waterfalling passion at the time…

McWay Falls

McWay Falls was easily one of the most beautifully situated waterfalls on the California Coast that Julie and I have encountered. Its impossibly scenic location was what made this waterfall unique…

Salmon Creek Falls

Salmon Creek Falls is another one of those must-see waterfalls when we’re out and about touring the Big Sur Coast. Not only is this falls gushing with reliable flow, over 100ft…

Pfeiffer Falls

Pfeiffer Falls is a small multi-stranded 60ft waterfall typically within the shadowy forest confines within Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. This is one of the more popular…