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 […]

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 […]

Poudre Falls

A tumultuous, high-volume set of cascades along Colorado State Route 14 on the Cache la Poudre (“cash la pooder” locally, “pooder” for short) River. In fact, it’s remarkable they escaped being tapped for hydropower in the early 20th century, particularly with all the waterworks elsewhere in the Colorado Rockies. If traveling westbound, Poudre Falls are […]

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 […]

An unnamed trickle on the dusty road to Shillong

This is just a trickle, but it is one of many tiny waterfalls that have been special to me as a botanist. I study wild taros (Colocasia) that grow in wet places. In 1987 I first began seeing wild taros on waterfalls in Queensland when I was doing fieldwork for my PhD. Since then I’ve […]

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 […]

Hunter Creek Falls

Improbably situated in a wilderness area just west of Reno, Nevada, Hunter Creek Falls and the Hunter Creek Trail are popular with both locals and visitors alike. From the trailhead, on the edge of a residential area, the trail follows Hunter Creek, at first along an old Jeep road. It enters the wilderness area around […]

Socrates Mine Road Falls aka Anderson Creek Falls

I was told about this waterfall and found that many people in this area did not even know it existed. From Middletown CA, head west on Hwy 175 about 4 miles to Anderson Springs and about a mile further, turn left on Socrates Mine Road. If you get to Cobb, you missed the turnoff. Drive […]

waterfall north of Durango and south of Honeyville

This waterfall is on private property in a beautiful park like setting close to the road of the old route of highway 550 between Durango and Honeyville. The narrow gauge Silverton Durango railroad runs to the east of here and the new route of highway 550.

Lower Mineral Basin waterfall

This waterfall is among three which can be seen from the same viewing point in the Mineral Creek Basin above the Million Dollar Highway which runs between Silverton and Ouray. Just south of crossing Red Mountain Pass from Ouray County to San Juan County take the four wheel drive mining road west up the mountainside […]

waterfall on tributary to South Fork Mineral Creek

This waterfall can be seen from Forest Road 565 which parallels South Fork Mineral Creek. Further west up the creek is South Fork Mineral Creek Falls. Several falls can be seen along this route in the spring snow melt off. This one is viewed looking south across the river of South Fork Mineral Creek. There […]

tributary creek falls to Uncompahgre River south of Ouray

This waterfall is among several on the “Million Dollar Highway” south of Ouray. It can be seen a few miles south of Ouray from the highway looking across the Uncompahgre River canyon to the west. Along this route of highway Bear Creek Falls plunges within yards of the highway crossing Bear Creek.

waterfall along Cunningham Creek (east side)

This series of cascades is along Cunningham Creek south of Howardsville on the east side of the creek. It descends from Green Mountain. On the opposite side of the creek is a series of cascades descending from Silver Lake. Howardsville is a mining ghost town east of Silverton. Further south up Cunningham Creek is Mountaineer […]

Telephone Creek Falls

Telephone Creek Falls in Zion National Park is located at the Temple of Sinawava viewpoint. Sometimes misnamed Temple of Sinawava Falls it is located on Telephone Creek. Be sure to visit it during the month of March when there’s snowmelt from the higher elevations. The rest of the year it may be dry or a […]

South Clear Creek Falls

South Clear Creek Falls can be reached by a 5 minute short walk from the campground on highway 149 which runs between Creede and Lake City. There is a sign at the campground marking the trail. There are four waterfalls all worth a visit in the area, also North Clear Creek Falls, Lower North Clear […]

Stewart Falls

Stewart Falls can be viewed from the chairlift ride from Sundance ski resort. At the top of the chairlift ride there are views of Provo and Salt Lake City. One of the photos shown here was taken from a stop on the chairlift ride with a telephoto view.

Mine Creek Falls

Mine Creek Falls can be seen from the entrance to the campground on the north side of the Tioga Pass road across from Ellery Lake. The trailhead to the historic ghost town of Bennettville begins at “Junction Campground” on the north side of the Tioga Pass road. The photo of the falls shown here was […]

Brazos Falls

Brazos Falls is the tallest waterfall in New Mexico. Flowing after the snow melts above the falls, it may be only a week or so to see it roaring down the gorge in the Brazos cliffs. It sounds like a jet engine at a distance when I viewed it at its peak flow. You may […]

Whitmore Falls

Whitmore Falls on Henson Creek is reached by taking the Henson Creek road west from Lake City past the Lake City mining district and on up past the historic ghost town remnants of Capitol City. There is a pull off and a sign with a short hike down the trail to a viewing point of […]