World of Waterfalls Blog

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Most recent blog posts (reverse chronological order):

Sheep Creek Cascade

The Sheep Creek Cascade is a series of small waterfalls on Sheep Creek seen on the Don Cecil Trail in the Cedar Grove section of Kings Canyon National Park.

Big Falls

Big Falls could very well be Southern California’s tallest year-round waterfall at 500ft in total height. A short hike from Forest Falls reaches its lookout.

Yosemite Weekend with the Parents Itinerary – April 29, 2005 to May 1, 2005

This weekend itinerary for Yosemite National Park covered Yosemite Valley as well as a little bit of Hetch Hetchy. By now, we were quite familiar with all the most accessible sights within the reserve. Really, the main motivation for this trip was to introduce…

“Cramps and Thunderstorms” (Upper Yosemite Falls Hike – April 30, 2005)

Of all the waterfall hiking and viewing I’ve done up to this point, the one thing missing was getting to the top of Yosemite Falls. My inner voice kept nagging at me to do the hike…

San Antonio Falls

San Antonio Falls is a 100-150ft waterfall dropping in multiple tiers beneath the peak of Mt Baldy accessed by a 1.5-mile walk on a road from Manker Flat.

Heart Rock Falls (Seeley Creek Falls)

Heart Rock Falls (or Seeley Creek Falls) is known not so much for the 25-30ft waterfall but its nearly perfect heart-shaped depression right next to it.

New Zealand Honeymoon Itinerary – November 5, 2004 to December 3, 2004

As you can see by the title of this page, this itinerary was our honeymoon with a destination wedding in the Land of the Long White Cloud. For Julie and I, this was the trip that opened up our eyes to what was out there in the world…

Kitekite Falls

Kitekite Falls is a 40m multi-tiered waterfall in the Waitakere Range near Piha Beach reachable by a 1-hour return walk in the Auckland Region, New Zealand.

Karekare Falls

Karekare Falls is an attractive 25m waterfall spilling into a serene plunge pool by a picnic area near Karekare Beach in the Waitakere Range of Auckland, NZ.

Hunua Falls

Hunua Falls is a 30m plunge waterfall on the Wairoa River over a basalt lava plug, which was a popular spot for picnicking and swimming in Auckland Region’s SE.

“Going Full Circle” (Catlins and Auckland, New Zealand – December 2, 2004 to December 3, 2004)

Complicating things were that parking in the Octagon was very temporary at best and we kept a close eye on our car in case the parking enforcer would come by and issue tickets, which we witnessed…

McLean Falls

McLean Falls is a 22m waterfall making it one of the tallest in the Catlins Forest Park by the Southern Scenic Drive in the Otago Region of New Zealand.

Matai Falls

Matai Falls is a quaint but attractive 10m waterfall with a neighboring companion called Horseshoe Falls in the Catlins reachable by a 35-minute return track.

Purakaunui Falls

Purakaunui Falls is a three-tiered 15m waterfall that is popular because it’s photogenic and easy to access by a 10-minute walk in the Catlins in Otago, NZ.

Barrs Falls

Barrs Falls is a 5-7m waterfall with many neighboring segments reached by a short walk in the Catlins Forest Park by Balclutha in the Otago Region, New Zealand.

Stirling Falls and the Milford Sound Waterfalls

Stirling Falls is a permanent waterfalls with a 155m drop right into the Milford Sound often surrounded by many other waterfalls due to the area’s high rainfall

Bowen Falls

Bowen Falls is a permanent 161m waterfall dropping right into Milford Sound, making it the tallest such falls in this world famous fjord in Fiordland, NZ.

Sutherland Falls and the Milford Track Waterfalls

Sutherland Falls is a 580m permanent waterfall accessed from the Milford Track, which is one of New Zealand’s Great Walks and proclaimed World’s Finest Walk.

“The Soggy Sojourn” (Milford Track – November 27, 2004 to December 1, 2004)

With the rain coming down harder, we had beat a hasty retreat into the Pass Hut Shelter. I knew this region was one of the rainiest in the world and they sure weren’t kidding…

“The Sound of Silence” (Doubtful Sound, New Zealand – November 26, 2004)

I was concerned that the unseasonable and unstable weather would kill our viewing experience, but as the bus driver turned into pullout, we were blown away by what we saw…