Category Archives: National Parks

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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Falling Waters Five – Yosemite Falls, California

Fall, 2009 and Spring, 2013 Yosemite Falls is the tallest waterfall in Yosemite National Park, third tallest in the United States (Hawaii has two that are taller), the 20th tallest in the world, not counting underwater falls. I had not … Continue reading

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Falling Waters One – Waimoku Falls, Maui

Fall, 2000 Why am I so mesmerized by waterfalls? No matter how small, even just a few drops falling from the rocks along the side of the road, they draw my attention. The sound of the water falling over a … Continue reading

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Olympic National Park

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 Olympic National Park was set aside as a national monument in 1909, and given national park status 29 years later in 1938. The park contains over 1,400 square miles – too much to see in one day … Continue reading

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