A Journey to Marokopa Falls

When I travel I like to make the most of the time I have in a place. Travel is expensive and time is limited, so planning a trip to maximize the time my wife and I have in a place becomes an obsession leading up to our adventures. That being said, as I grow older…

Tawhai falls

This beautiful New Zealand waterfall is known as Tawhai Falls. It is found near the resort town of Whakapapa inside Tongariro National Park. This area of New Zealand is better known for its volcanic terrain, but this emerald pool has its own notoriety. Gollum’s Pool Like most famous New Zealand locations, its fame comes from…

Timberline Falls Cascade

The 8.1 mile round trip hike to Timberline Falls in Rocky Mountain National Park is a strenuous one, but as you can see, well worth the effort. This is a view looking away from the 100′ high waterfalls and across the landscape as the Icy Brook Creek cascades  200′  towards The Lock (the lake in…

Earland Falls

Earland Falls is a great example of why when we travel we try to get away from the road and into the backcountry. It is beyond gorgeous and at 571′ it is the highest waterfall on New Zealand’s Routeburn Track. We arrived at Earland Falls in the early afternoon, but well ahead of the caravan of hikers that…

Wading In Fish Creek

The short 1/4 mile trail to Fish Creek Falls from the parking area north of Steamboat Springs, Colorado is very little effort for maximum payoff, but if you want to get the best vantage points of this gorgeous 283′ high waterfall you will need to get wet. Make your way into the frigid snow-fed creek…

Stirling Falls

This is perhaps the most photographed waterfall in all of New Zealand, and for good reason. At 495′ high, Stirling Falls is nearly three times as high as Niagara Falls (167′). Stirling Falls is only one of two permanent waterfalls in New Zealand’s Milford Sound. However, every time it rains, which is about every two out of three days,…

Georgia Cascade

I love a good waterfall. It doesn’t have to be the highest falls in the world, although one day I do hope to visit Angel Falls; it doesn’t have to be the widest or heaviest flow to capture my attention. There is just something so peaceful about how the crashing sound of water drowns out…

Ouray's Box Canyon

Like so many other Colorado mountain towns, the town of Ouray, Colorado was established as a mining town. It is here in the hidden gem known as Box Canyon that the mine was located. You can see some of the mine’s equipment located near the canyon’s opening in the image on the right. The 285′…

Timberline Falls

High in Rocky Mountain National Park lies the beautiful alpine Lake of Glass. Just before you arrive at the lake you have to scramble your way up the edge of Timberline Falls. So named because of the 100′ waterfall that sits near the mountain’s tree line. After the Icy Brook Creek leaves the Lake of Glass it…