Category Archive: waterfalls

McKenzie River National Recreation Trail, Willamette National Forest

Though we loved our spot in Deschutes National Forest and there were still many a tril we would have liked to hike there we began making our way to the coast and ultimately… Continue reading

Jasper National Park

After taking a side trip to the west to see Glacier, Mount Revelstoke, and Yoho, we rejoined the Icefields Parkway and continued north through Banff to Jasper National Park where we stopped to… Continue reading

Yoho National Park

Leaving Glacier and Mount Revelstoke we turned back east along Trans-Canada 1 where we spent a day in Yoho National Park. We got an early start on the Wapta Falls Trail, a short… Continue reading

Return to Glacier National Park and the Incredible Highline Trail

Ever since I first visited 3 years ago with my friend Carrie, Glacier has remained one of my absolute favorite national parks. Big mountains, glacial lakes, towering fir trees, tremendous waterfalls, and (of… Continue reading

East Fork Trail and Santa Fe National Forest

I was very excited to spend a couple days hiking in the Santa Fe National Forest though we didn’t have any specific hiking agendas. I had been craving mountain hiking but when we… Continue reading

Hiking in Coronado National Forest and Driving the Catalina Highway

I like the desert well enough – and I’m actually quite fond of high desert with it’s pinyon and juniper and rock – but there’s only so much low desert exploring I care… Continue reading

The Burr Trail, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

We spent five days camped out along the Burr Trail, a scenic drive that connects Route 12 at Boulder with the back way into Capitol Reef National Park. Though we intended to explore… Continue reading

Poison Ivy in Utah? Upper Calf Creek and Lower Calf Creek Falls Trails

Upper and Lower Calf Creek Falls are pretty impressive waterfalls by any definition but are exceptional for central Utah, making them a popular place to visit in Grand Staircase-Escalante. The lower falls in… Continue reading

Visitors from St. Louis! Revisiting Yant Flat and Ashdown Gorge with Nancy and Tim

We were so excited when we heard Tom’s niece Nancy and her husband Tim were coming to Utah. They had graciously hosted us twice at their house in St. Louis, showing us (mostly… Continue reading

The Virgin River Rim Trail, Cascade Falls, and Strawberry Point

Though my hikes and visits to these three places were separate excursions, they are all within the same area and share similar features. In fact, if I had actually done any planning and… Continue reading