Nevada Fall

This is Nevada Fall, located on the east end of Yosemite Valley. It is a strenuous 5.4 mile hike up 2000 feet to the top of the Fall from the Happy Isles area, along the Mist Trail. This is the second waterfall along the trail. You’ll need to hike past Vernal Fall to get to this picturesque spot….

Lower Bertha Falls

Waterton National Park in Alberta, Canada is a place of water. A lot of snow falls in this area which melts in the spring and turns into gorgeous waterfalls and turquoise lakes. This is Lower Bertha Falls one of those stunning falls that can be found in Waterton’s backcountry. Lower Bertha Falls is a very…

World’s Largest Wall of Falling Water

At over a mile wide and 354 feet tall this is the world’s largest wall of falling water. It is Victoria Falls in Africa as seen from the Zimbabwe side of the falls. This natural wonder nearly defies explanation. The massive amount of water of the Zambezi River plummets into a scar in the earth’s surface…

101 Years of the National Park Service – Vernal Falls

August 25th, 2017… It has been 101 years since the National Park Service was established in the United States. The National Parks are now taken for granted as places we have available to us. It hasn’t always been that way. For the better part of human history the ownership of land meant wealthy and power….

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…