World of Waterfalls Blog

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Most recent blog posts (reverse chronological order):

Southern Yosemite Initiation Itinerary – May 9, 2003 to May 11, 2003

In this itinerary, we did a weekend camping trip where the focus of this visit was to explore the quiet southern section of Yosemite National Park, particularly in the Wawona area…

Staircase Falls

Staircase Falls is one of two named temporary waterfalls in Yosemite Valley (the other being Horsetail Falls) based on the way its creek steps down ledges.

Royal Arch Cascade

The Royal Arch Cascade is an easy-to-miss waterfall next to the Royal Arches, the Washington Column, and North Dome on the east end of Yosemite Valley.

Silver Strand Falls

Silver Strand Falls is a reported 574ft waterfall that could be Yosemite’s most overlooked waterfall due to its positioning at the Tunnel View Lookout.

Chilnualna Falls

Chilnualna Falls is a series of at least 5 waterfalls over an 8.5-mile hike culminating in a 180ft stepping cascade in the quiet south side of Yosemite.

Zion Hiking Weekend Itinerary – April 25, 2003 to April 27, 2003

This extended weekend trip marked the third time that Julie and I had been to Zion National Park. So we were now becoming quite familiar with what attractions were here. And given our familiarity with this place, we also camped for both the nights of this weekend…

Pine Creek Falls

Pine Creek Falls is a well-hidden 25-30ft waterfall downstream from its namesake technical slot canyon, but we had to earn our visit with a dicey scramble.

Archangel Cascades

The Archangel Cascades are a series of cascades on the Left Fork North Creek just downstream from the Subway (a tube-shaped slot canyon) in Zion National Park.

“Tubing in the Subway” (Zion Subway and Zion Canyon – April 25, 2003 to April 27, 2003)

As Julie and I made our way up the slippery wet hardened sandstone floor, we were immediately met by a series of deep pools that conspired to turn us around…

Bryce Canyon Weekend Itinerary – April 10, 2003 to April 12, 2003

This trip was intended to share with the parents the wonderful experiences that Julie and I (along with a couple of friends) had just a couple of years prior when we did a Grand Circle trip. But since we had to fit this into a weekend, this exposure could only come in increments…

“Hoodoo Voodoo” (Bryce Canyon – April 11, 2003 to April 12, 2003)

What we didn’t expect was that the hoodoos made some pretty interesting formations like the one that resembled Scooby-Doo, the cartoon character dog…

Big Sur Errands Itinerary – March 28, 2003 to March 30, 2003

I called this trip our Big Sur Errands trip because we used a weekend to scout out possible wedding venues. Of course, since we were already up here, we also took advantage of being able to go waterfalling in between these venue visits…

Limekiln Falls

Limekiln Falls is a 75-100ft limestone waterfall hike near the rugged Big Sur coast in Limekiln State Park featuring a forest, historic kilns, and a beach.

Canyon Falls

Canyon Falls is a 30ft waterfall on McWay Creek often overshadowed by the famous McWay Falls in Julia Pfeiffer Burns SP, but the oversight is its appeal.

Cooper Canyon Falls

Cooper Canyon Falls is a 40-50ft waterfall that’s close to the LA Basin as the crow flies but not such a close drive and hike deep in the Angeles Forest.

Zion Rainy Weekend Itinerary – March 14, 2003 to March 16, 2003

With our waterfalling passion in full swing, I had this idea to try to time a visit to Zion National Park (and its harsh desert environment) in the hopes of seeing waterfalls. What transpired was this short weekend trip where we managed to see waterfalls under a rain storm…

“Spring Rain” (Zion National Park – March 15, 2003 to March 16, 2003)

It turned out that we happened to show up just in time for a parade that was going through the main road in Virgin. We might have missed most of the parade, but the long queue of waiting motorists…

Switzer Falls

Switzer Falls is a series of 3 waterfalls with an elusive main 50-70ft drop and an accessible 30-40ft lower tier accessed by a hike of at least 3.6 miles.

Trail Canyon Falls

Trail Canyon Falls is a 30-40ft Y-shaped waterfall requiring a 4- or 4.8-mile round-trip hike and scramble in Big Tujunga Canyon in the San Gabriel Mountains.

Millard Falls

Millard Falls was a 60ft waterfall in Millard Canyon that really felt like one of the more family-friendly trails given its modest 1.2-mile round-trip hike.