Category Archive: waterfalls

Yahoo Falls, Big South Fork Recreation Area, Kentucky

Yahoo Falls was a hike that seemed to come up on every recommendation list and was mentioned by both rangers and tourists alike so it was definitely a hike I wanted to do.… Continue reading

Cumberland Falls State Park, Part 2: Eagle Falls Trail

After hiking to Cumberland Falls, I crossed the river to the Eagle Falls Trailhead and began my hike along the opposite shore. This trail offered an equally impressive view of the falls as… Continue reading

Cumberland Falls State Park, Part 1: Cumberland Falls Trail. Or, The Waterfall with a Thousand Viewpoints

I decided to start the day at the Cumberland Falls trailhead, which is an easy mile hike down to the falls. I was expecting a pretty hike but not an amazing one: Kentucky… Continue reading

Shades State Park, Indiana

While staying with my friend Carrie in Indiana I decided to go for a day hike at nearby Shades State Park. The park contains virgin forest crossed by steep ravines containing streams that… Continue reading

WWOOFing Part 8: Biodiversity Cataloging in the Great Outdoors

As I’ve wrote about a few weeks ago in my post about Fiery Gizzard my WWOOF hosts Jonathan is an ecologist and independent biodiversity specialist. As such he is involved in an ongoing… Continue reading

Greeter Falls, South Cumberland State Park

After leaving Carrie’s place in Indiana I took a few days to explore before returning to WWOOFing, getting to see a few more areas of the Cumberland Plateau in southeast Tennessee and northwest… Continue reading

Falling Waters State Park

The panhandle area of Florida is famous for Karst topography, which is characterized by the caves and sinkholes that are formed by the slightly acidic water hollowing out the limestone; the sinkholes are… Continue reading

Redwoods, Part 4: Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park

Located to the north of the national park, the Jedediah Smith State Park redwood forests have a similar feel to the coastal groves of Prairie Creek though these forests lay further inland and… Continue reading

Rocky Mountain National Park

We had scheduled 4 days in Rocky Mountain before Rachel had to fly back home but our trip coincided with the beginnings of the thousand year storm that, as you may have heard,… Continue reading

Snake River Canyon and Shoshone Falls

My next scheduled stop was Shoshone Falls in Twin Falls, Idaho but I paused in order to soak up the views after crossing the Perrine Memorial Bridge, which spans the mighty Snake River… Continue reading