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?
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 […]
Do you think exploring caves is a good idea?
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]