Los Alamos

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 […]

Natural Bridge, 1967 (with a footbridge!)

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 […]

Yosemite Falls from unusual perspectives

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) […]

Snoqualmie Falls, flood of November 1985

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 […]

May 2021 Update

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 […]

Above Multnomah Falls

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. 0 CommentsOnly logged in users can […]

Webber Falls 5/2/2021

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 […]

Black Bear Pass trail

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. 3 CommentsOnly logged in users can post a comment Please login or sign up to comment

Nevada gas prices

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! 2 CommentsOnly logged […]

Lundy Canyon to 20 Lakes Basin

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 […]

Thanks for posting this!

Hadn’t heard of this, and I’ve been to Twin Falls more than once! I’ll have to check it out next time I’m there. 1 CommentOnly logged in users can post a comment Please login or sign up to comment

Shoshone Falls May 2019

It was flowing well in mid-May ’19 when I was there (after picking up the new dog at the Twin Falls shelter!) Alas, it was a gray day and the lighting wasn’t good. The Bonneville flood, which scoured the Snake River Canyon about 18K years ago, wasn’t exactly analogous to the Spokane/Missoula floods that created […]


If you had to make time, you made the right decision to take NV 318 up to US 6. It saves a half-hour or so off the time to Ely compared to old US 93–but that’s also why all the big rigs go that way, and have done so ever since NV 318 was paved […]

Client Satisfaction Means NOTHING to Booking.com!

Recently, I’ve made a reservation through Booking.com. There was a certain price throughout the reservation procedure, which almost tripled in fine print when I entered my credit card details, and I didn’t see it. I wanted to cancel free of charge – minutes after placing the order! – but that’s it, all in vain. They […]

Burney Falls

This was always one of my favorite places to go when I lived in California. I think I went over 10 times. I camped there twice and camped near by near Mt Shasta City many times. The water came from springs just a short distance up Burney Creek and came down the creek to the […]

Camping next to this waterfall

What a treat to read thru this entry. I spent 3 nights with my daughter and her family in one of the cabins a short walk away from the base of this waterfall. I enjoyed the soothing sound as it helped me fall asleep each night. We took a very short hike to the top […]

The most beautiful waterfall I’ve ever seen!

Might have something to do with my surname : ) 0 CommentsOnly logged in users can post a comment Please login or sign up to comment

Ntumbachushi – Rainy Season

Above the main falls are a series of cascades. Back in February 1987 (February is the last full month of the rainy season in Zambia) some of my friends and I visited the falls. Hope you like this photo. Love the vegetation. John 1 CommentOnly logged in users can post a comment Please login or […]

Sonoma Creek Falls

Sugarloaf Ridge State Park was always one of my favorite parks to visit. There are quite a few miles of hiking trails that are well worth visiting and hiking. And the park had deer. One hike, I was walking thru the morning fog and suddenly 2 deer appeared out of the fog. The most favorite […]