It seems hard to imagine but the World Waterfall Database, which I think is a serious list, has placed Angel Falls BEHIND Tugela Falls for height, based on the original 1949 measure being faulty and counting the small waterfall below as not contiguous enough. Apparently, nobody has done a recent measurement and so the challenged […]
I have a few photos of Black Swift Falls, taken Feb 24, 2017. We were staying at Ragged Point Inn, and Highway 1 was closed north of there. I discovered the falls just by walking around. That was a wet winter, so the falls were flowing real well.
I really liked this waterfall each of the 6 times I passed it. It is extremely attractive from the beginning of the Vatedalen, but was a bit disappointing closer up, since the road almost touches it and you get a lot of foreshortening as you pass it. Impressive at a distance!
I had raved about Tjotafossen in your previous format, but I don’t think it appeared anew. I think it is far and away the finest waterfall in the area, dropping 2600 feet from the glacier. I returned to see it 6 more times, and found it to be powerful and delicate at the same time. […]
As you pass Lake Granvin and the bridge over Skervetsfossen between those rugged cliffs, it is easy not to notice Skarvefossen, rather further away, but a strong, higher, and very powerful waterfall that deserves a closer look than most of us get a chance to do.
There’s this movie i watched around 2011 with a scene in which a helicopter/ flies through a waterfall into a curve hiding the commander of the rebel militia who is wearing a red beret and talks over the radio a lot
Thank you for the detail information. Would you know if it is possible to drive up to Big Cone campground (or near there) and park? then hike the rest of the way to the punch bowls?
Washington (state)’s artificial waterfall. And that requires some explanation. Obviously the water is real, and it’s certainly falling! And it’s occupying a natural watercourse. The stream now in that watercourse, however, is not natural. It’s the distributary stream, the so-called Main Canal, for Banks Lake, the reservoir for the Columbia Basin (Irrigation) Project. Banks Lake […]
Do you think exploring caves is a good idea?
J. Robert Oppenheimer, the high-powered physicist who became the scientific director of the Manhattan Project, loved New Mexico and had even bought a ranch there. When he was looking for a remote place where secrecy could be maintained more easily, a New Mexico location seemed ideal. Indeed, Los Alamos is located on the former site […]
Some more ancient history that may be of interest. When we were at Natural Bridge Falls in 1967, as part of a family trip, there was an observation footbridge over the falls proper! Obviously, from your photos, it’s no longer there. I don’t know when or why it was removed. Maybe it was decided it […]
I know you have lots of Yosemite Falls pix, so I realize more may be superfluous! I thought these might be unusual enough to have some interest, though. (1) Yosemite Falls completely dry in October, 2001. I’m told there is a big wall climb that can only be done when the falls are dry. (2) […]
Thought you might like these pix of Snoqualmie Falls in the flood of November, 1985. The floodplain downstream was close to completely inundated–I’ve added a couple of pix of it as well, located somewhere between Duvall and Carnation. Sorry for the poor quality scans of decades-old slides, but I thought there might be some historical […]
We hiked Piney Creek Falls this month and found a way to some fantastic views at the top of the falls. If you go over the suspension bridge and turn right, there’s an unmarked but discernible trail that travels along Piney Creek. After about a tenth of a mile, it appears to dead end with […]
If you continue on the trail above the falls you _really_ lose the crowds–as well as the pavement. 😉 You pass another couple of waterfalls on Multnomah Creek: first Weisendanger, and then Ecola. After a bit more than half a mile from the top at Multnomah a branch trail heads west, which you can take […]
Bedrock’s other claim to fame is that the old general store was featured in _Thelma and Louise_. I was taking pictures when a couple of local women stopped their pickup and regaled me about Bedrock’s moment of cinematic glory! And yes, August in high Colorado is definitely monsoon season.
Thanks for the info on Webber Falls! We’d been along Co. Rd 07/Jackson Meadows Rd. any number of times, heading for access points to the Pacific Crest Trail farther west, and had no idea this waterfall was even there. The USGS 7.5′ quad shows a “falls” on the Little Truckee, but it’s unnamed, and there’s […]
Just a side note: the Black Bear Pass switchbacks, shown on your map above, are part of one of the most notorious extreme Jeep trails in the Colorado high country! Check out YouTube for some hair-raising videos.
Yes, western Nevada gets California refinery formulations, so gas is expensive. And Washoe County (Reno metropolitan area) has higher gas taxes! Renoites make a point of filling in Carson City or Douglas County if they’re down there. And, of course, next time you’re thru Reno you can check out Hunter Creek Falls!
A number of years back we looked at access into Lundy Canyon down the trail from 20 Lakes Basin, and also blanched! I’ve attached a view near the top of the switchbacks, as well as a photo of the top of the falls. At least there’s no snow left, in August, but the creek flow […]