Category Archive: waterfalls

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

Ashdown Gorge via the Rattlesnake Trail

I have been SO excited to share this with you all. I go on a lot of amazing hikes and have been to a lot of amazing places, but this hike was absolutely,… Continue reading

The Tropical Waterfalls of Colorado

Rifle Falls State Park features a unique triple waterfall that drops 70 feet to East Rifle Creek. The site is ridiculously scenic and was described as tropical in more than one trail review.… Continue reading

Niagara Falls State Park, Maid of the Mist, and the Niagara Power Generation Plant

The morning after we viewed the falls from the Canadian side, we crossed the Rainbow International Bridge to New York, stopping at Niagara Falls State Park. From there we caught an early morning… Continue reading

Niagara Falls, Finally

Somewhat incredibly, this was my first visit to Niagara Falls. I grew up in southern New York and lived in New England before I started traveling, yet I had never been – for… Continue reading

Tahquamenon Falls State Park and a Gorgeous Sunset

Our last stop on the Lake Superior Circle Tour was Tahquamenon Falls State Park, located on the eastern end of the Upper Peninsula. Though there are both lower and upper falls along the… Continue reading

Third Time’s the Charm. Or, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Part 2: Kayaking the Cliffs

After seeing a 15 mile stretch of the coast on the boat cruise, we planned a few hours worth of kayaking in order to get up close to the stained sandstone cliffs and… Continue reading

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Part 1: Sunset Cruise Along the Cliffs

At the end of our first full day at Pictured Rocks we boarded one of the cruises that tour the western section of the lakeshore. Hoping to see the evening sun on the… Continue reading

Swimming and Waterfall Hiking in Munising, Michigan

On our drive east to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore we were able to see wonderful views of Lake Superior from the road, whetting our appetite for some time spent on the water. Luckily… Continue reading