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.
This waterfall was amazing but difficult to reach. The hike to / from the overlook from the parking lot (plenty of parking in the area) was moderate based on the incline during the return, but getting to the base proved extra challenging. About a tenth of a mile prior to the overlook (west of it), […]
This massive waterfall is one of my favorites in British Columbia. During the winter, an ice cone forms at the bottom, which makes for a spectacular scene. I’m always surprised by how powerful this waterfall is, and the gorge in the area is stunning. There isn’t really much of a hike here. Just a few […]
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 […]
An unusual waterfall in the Santa Rosa Range, within the Great Basin of Nevada. The Santa Rosas, in the far northern part of the state next to southeastern Oregon, are another of those little-known Nevada ranges with peaks near 10,000 feet and perennial streams. Most of the southern part of the range is included in […]
Located near Salmon Arm. Margaret Falls is quite impressive and it’s well worth the detour off of the highway. The gorge in the area is stunning and the trail is easy.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.