Yosemite Waterfalls Guide

The Yosemite Waterfalls Guide is our summary of the waterfalls that have compelled us to visit Yosemite National Park time and time again. As a result, we’ve managed to experience almost all…

Top 10 Yosemite Waterfalls

After all the years we’ve visited, re-visited, camped, backpacked, and explored Yosemite National Park, it’s about time that we compile a list of the Top 10 Best Yosemite Waterfalls. Indeed, we’re quite familiar with this treasure of our home state…

Five Must See Yosemite Waterfalls in a Three-Day Weekend

We’ve been to Yosemite National Park countless times.  However, if you’re new to visiting this national treasure, the suggestions and choices could be a bit overwhelming…

Yosemite Summer With Kids And Grandparents Itinerary – June 15, 2017 to June 18, 2017

The goal of this weekend trip was to expose my nephew to our favorite haunt – Yosemite National Park. Tahia had been here before, but we also wanted to keep both the kids engaged by allowing them to keep each other…

Top 10 California Waterfalls

Our Top 10 Best California Waterfalls List was long overdue as we had been refraining from coming up with this list until we felt we had enough of a sampling for an expose like this to be legitimate..

Top 10 Tallest Waterfalls – based on highest vertical drop

Our Top 10 Tallest Waterfalls List based on highest vertical drop includes only those that we’ve personally visited. And even with that limiting criteria, there’s still controversy over the…

Top 10 Tallest Waterfalls – based on cumulative height

Our Top 10 Tallest Waterfalls List based on cumulative height includes only those that we’ve personally visited. And even with that limiting criteria, there’s still controversy over the remaining…

Top 10 Waterfalls of the USA

Our Top 10 Best US Waterfalls List consists of the favorites that we’ve personally visited. It’s sure to change as we begin to set our sights closer to home…

“Going Against The Grain” (Yosemite – June 15, 2017 to June 18, 2017)

I wasn’t sugar coating it telling them they had at least another hour or more just to even get up to the 3rd Chilnualna Falls, which would be the next opportunity to cool off…

Top 10 Waterfalls of the World

The Top 10 Best Waterfalls of the World List consists of the waterfalls that Julie and I have personally visited that we consider to be our favorites. It’s sure to change as we continue to collect more falls from around the world.

Yosemite Firefall and Mariposa Grove Itinerary – February 16, 2013 to February 18, 2013

This itinerary of our visit to Yosemite National Park was pretty much motivated by catching the natural firefall phenomenon where Horsetail Falls would be lit up by the setting sun in such a way that the falling waters glow red while everything else…

“Special Event Status” (Yosemite National Park, CA – February 16, 2013 to February 18, 2013)

…I was sort of lukewarm to Horsetail Falls. Then, Julie showed me her photo on her iPhone. I took just one glance at it and I knew immediately that I had been in the wrong spot all this time!…

Yosemite With Baby Itinerary – June 2, 2011 to June 4, 2011

With our daughter not quite 5 months old, we did this trip as another test of what we can and can’t do with a baby. We also brought Julie’s Mom along since we figured that this would be a pretty easy trip as far as the amount of sightseeing and hiking that we were doing…

“Something New Every Time” (Yosemite National Park, CA – June 2, 2011 to June 4, 2011)

Julie was having an interesting time trying to reach back into her memories to try to see where the flooded sections of the trail were. The dangers of that day were nowhere apparent on this day…

Yosemite Firefall Itinerary – February 24, 2006 to February 26, 2006

This itinerary of our weekend visit to Yosemite National Park was all about catching the firefall as it was one of the few things left that I didn’t try from The Photographer’s Guide to Yosemite by Michael Frye….

“Chasing the Firefall” (Yosemite – February 24, 2006 to February 26, 2006)

Driven by the thought of trying to get that sought-after firefall, my wife and I went on another spontaneous Yosemite trip. I was concerned about my old 1990 Legend making it…

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…

Southern Yosemite Redux Weekend with the Parents Itinerary – May 19, 2004 to May 22, 2004

This itinerary covered a return trip to the quiet southern part of Yosemite National Park. And like the first time around, we did it as a camping trip out of the Wawona Campground. Indeed, with a trip like this where we based ourselves away…

Yosemite Weekend with Mom Itinerary – March 19, 2004 to March 21, 2004

This itinerary covered a weekend at Yosemite National Park that I cynically referred to as the “change-in-company-vacation-policy” trip because they essentially changed the rules in such a way that I either had to use some vacation hours or lose them…