Category Archives: National Parks

Frozen Waters Four: Glacier Bay, Alaska

August, 2016 Before going to Glacier Bay, we took a train ride on the White Pass & Yukon Railway, from Skagway to the Canadian border. The route took us between mountains where we saw several glaciers. When explored by Captain George … Continue reading

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Falling Waters Twenty-Three: Washington State’s National Parks

July, 2018 Mount Rainier National Park is home to over 150 waterfalls. We weren’t on a hunt for waterfalls, though, so we only saw a few. The largest one was Nisqually Valley Falls, which is fed by the Nisqually Glacier, at least … Continue reading

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Falling Waters Seventeen: Alaska

August, 2016 We were on an Alaskan cruise, and made many stops between Vancouver, British Columbia and Anchorage, Alaska. One of our early stops was in Juneau, where we took a helicopter flight to Mendenhall Glacier. Melting glacial ice often … Continue reading

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Falling Waters Nine: The Cascades, Illilouette and Ribbon, Yosemite National Park

Spring, 2013 We’ve made two trips to Yosemite National Park, but didn’t manage to see all of the waterfalls in the park. This post addresses three that we didn’t spend as much time at during either visit. Our first trip … Continue reading

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Falling Waters Eight – Nevada Fall, Yosemite National Park

Fall, 2009 and Spring, 2013 Nevada Fall has been in the news recently, as a young man fell while taking a selfie near the top of this waterfall. It’s a tragic reminder of the need to be very careful when hiking … Continue reading

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Falling Waters Seven – Vernal Fall, Yosemite National Park

Spring, 2013 Vernal Fall cannot be seen from the road, and we missed it on our first visit in 2009. The local name was Yanopah, meaning “little water cloud.” It received its current name from Lafayette Bunnell in the 1850’s. As … Continue reading

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Falling Waters Six – Bridalveil Fall, Yosemite National Park

Fall, 2009 and Spring, 2013 When I started researching Bridalveil Fall in Yosemite, California, I discovered that at least 13 other states also have a Bridal Veil Falls, although those are all spelled with two words, while this one is … Continue reading

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