World of Waterfalls Blog

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The blog posts shown here include both non-waterfall and waterfall writeups.  So in addition to our in-depth waterfall posts, the article/post topics can range from educational writeups, musings, features, advice, product reviews, and more.

This page even displays updates or new postings pertaining to Top 10 Lists, Itineraries, and Trip Reports.

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Most recent blog posts (reverse chronological order):

“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 is a 126ft year-round waterfall requiring a 6-mile hike to reach featuring pictographs, wildlife, and towering sandstone cliffs.

Zion Narrows Waterfalls (including Orderville Canyon)

The Zion Narrows Waterfalls are found in the famous Zion Narrows, which act both as obstacles and landmarks. You can see them by hiking in the Virgin River.

“Mossy Cave Falls”

‘Mossy Cave Falls’ is a name I made up for this tiny 15ft waterfall near Mossy Cave. The parking for the Mossy Cave is 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

Zion Canyon Waterfalls are typically ephemeral types that don’t last much longer than a few days after heavy rain making it worthwhile even in bad weather.

Sturtevant Falls

Sturtevant Falls is a 50ft moss-and-algae-accented waterfall within Big Santa Anita Canyon featuring cabins, creek crossings, and hard-to-find parking.

Paradise Falls (Wildwood Falls)

Paradise Falls (Wildwood Falls) is a family-friendly 40ft waterfall hike featuring a cave, a canyon, and wildflowers in Wildwood Park in Thousand Oaks.

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 is an 80ft year-round waterfall dropping onto a beach on the Big Sur Coast. It’s one of the best spots to witness the ocean meeting the sky.

Salmon Creek Falls

Salmon Creek Falls was one of the must-see waterfalls on the famed Big Sur Coast along Hwy 1. A short 1/4-mile trail brought us close to its 120ft drop.

Pfeiffer Falls

Pfeiffer Falls is a small multi-strand 60ft waterfall within Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. We reached it on a forest hike with a spur trail to a valley view.

Bridalveil Fall

Bridalveil Fall is a reliable 620ft year-round waterfall across from El Capitan in Yosemite Valley. It rivals Yosemite Falls as the most photographed waterfall

Ribbon Falls

Ribbon Falls was a slender 1612ft almost-free-falling waterfall that also happens to be one of Yosemite National Park’s tallest and easiest to see.