Yosemite Falls, Spring 2006

A closer view, in Spring

One-day wonder - runoff waterfall in Colorado River Canyon 2

A closer view

Dick's Waterfall Pictures

People have been fascinated with waterfalls since the beginning of human history. We'll hike for miles to see one. Here are a few, some famous, some totally unknown. Most are my own pictures; and most of the others are places I've visited

   
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New photos added here March 16, here April 19 and here May 1, 2017 (captions in red)
    
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Waterfall near Chilkoot Camp Base of fall Close up of falls
Waterfall near Chilkoot Campground, Sierra National Forest Base of fall Falls on Willow Creek, SNF
      
Waterfall on Rock Creek A closer look Another Rock Creek waterfall
Waterfall on Rock Creek, SNF A closer look Another Rock Creek waterfall
      
Another closer look Close up of waterfall on Rock Creek Falls on the North Fork of the San Joaquin River, Sheep Crossing
Another closer look Close up of waterfall on Rock Creek Falls on the North Fork of the San Joaquin River above Sheep Crossing
          
Waterfall by the road above Black Rock Falls on Rancheria Creek, North Fork canyon Another view from Wawona Tunnel
Waterfall by the road above Black Rock Reservoir on the Kings River's north fork

Falls on Rancheria Creek, North Fork canyon

The iconic view of Yosemite Valley and Bridalveil Falls
    
Bridalveil Falls, Spring 2006 Bridalveil from the parking lot Bridalveil in fall
Bridalveil Falls, Spring 2006 Bridalveil from the parking lot Bridalveil in fall
       
A closer view, in Spring Yosemite Falls, Spring 2006 Base of Lower Yosemite, peak runoff, June 2006
A closer view, in Spring Yosemite Falls, Spring 2006 Base of Lower Yosemite, peak runoff, June 2006
          
Upper and Lower Yosemite Falls Yosemite Falls, June 2011 Falls in Hell Hole, North Fork, Kings River
Upper and Lower Yosemite Falls Yosemite Falls, June 2011 Falls in Hell Hole above Granite Gorge, North Fork, Kings River
       
Falls on North Fork of the Kings River, near Balch Camp Small waterfall near Black Rock Roaring River Falls in Kings Canyon National Park, near Cedar Grove
Falls on North Fork of the Kings River, near Balch Camp Small waterfall near Black Rock Roaring River Falls in Kings Canyon National Park, near Cedar Grove
       
Rainbow Falls, middle San Joaquin River Yellowstone Falls Spring waterfall on   Black Rock Road  above Balch Camp
Rainbow Falls, middle San Joaquin River, near Devil's Postpile Yellowstone Falls Spring waterfall on Black Rock Road above Balch Camp
       
Corlieu Falls on Lewis Creek south A closer look A tine "auxiliary" falls to the side of Colrieu

Corlieu Falls on Lewis Creek south of Yosemite

A closer look

A tiny "auxiliary" falls to the side of Corlieu Falls

      
Pegleg Falls near Bootjack, Mariposa County CA Falls from above Pegleg at high water in 1945

Pegleg Falls near Bootjack, Mariposa County CA

Pegleg from above

Pegleg at high water in 1945 (Robert Estel photo)

       
Patterson Bluffs Falls, Fresno County CA Vernal Falls, Yosemite Nevada Falls, Yosemite

Patterson Bluffs Falls, Fresno County CA

Vernal Falls, Yosemite Nevada Falls, Yosemite
        
Yosemite Falls from Glacier Point Falls above the Tunnel View in Yosemite Cascade Falls, Yosemite
Yosemite Falls from Glacier Point Cascade Falls, Yosemite Temporary snow melt runoff falls west of Cathedral Rock
       
Small falls on Nutmeg Creek near the Blue Canyon Road Falls on the north side of Tehipite Valley Another Tehipite Valley falls
Small falls on Nutmeg Creek near the Blue Canyon Road Falls on the north side of Tehipite Valley Another Tehipite Valley falls
   
Chilnualna Falls near Wawona Grizzly Falls, Kings Canyon National Park Another view of Grizzly Falls
Chilnualna Falls near Wawona

Grizzly Falls,
Kings Canyon National Park

Another view of Grizzly Falls
        
Wind-blown Vernal Falls Fall in Russian Gulch, Mendocino County A closer look
Wind-blown Vernal Falls Falls in Russian Gulch,
Mendocino County
A closer look
      
Garlic Meadow Creek Falls, Kings River area, Sierra National Forest Cascade on Big Creek, Fresno County Corlieu Falls in 2013
Garlic Meadow Creek Falls, Kings River area, Sierra National Forest Cascade on Big Creek, Fresno County Corlieu Falls in 2013
   
Falls on Big Creek (San Joaquin Drainage) above town of Big Creek Rancheria Falls above Huntington Lake
Falls on Big Creek (San Joaquin Drainage) above town of Big Creek A spring waterfall along Highway 70, high above the Feather River Rancheria Falls above Huntington Lake
     
Adams Falls in Rocky Mountain National Park Looking down from the top of the falls Falls next to an Oregon beach

Adams Falls in Rocky Mountain National Park

Looking down from the top of the falls

Falls next to an Oregon beach
   
California Creek below Nelder Grove California Creek near Road 6S47Y
California Creek below Nelder Grove California Creek near Road 6S47Y, fall 2016 The same cascade in the spring of 2017
    
Small waterfall on California Creek below Nelder Campground From a different angle Grizzly Falls near Cedar Grove in Kings Canyon National Park
Small waterfall on California Creek below Nelder Grove  Campground From a different angle Grizzly Falls near Cedar Grove in Kings Canyon National Park (Teri Liddle)
     
Chilnaualna Falls - 4th year of drought Cascade on Mill Flat Creek about a mile above the Kings River   Temporary runoff waterfall in Canyonlands Park
Chilnaualna Falls - 4th year of drought

Cascade on Mill Flat Creek about a mile above the Kings River

Temporary runoff waterfall after a storm in Canyonlands National Park

   
 

One-day wonder - runoff waterfall in Colorado River Canyon 1

One-day wonder - runoff waterfall in Colorado River Canyon 2 One-day wonder - runoff waterfall in Colorado River Canyon 3

Perfect timing allowed us to see these one-day wonders - runoff waterfalls in the Colorado River Canyon along Utah Highway 128 east of Moab...they were dry the next day

   
Falls along Highway 49 near Usona Same falls, different angle Seasonal waterfall by Smalley Road near San Joaquin Gorge
Falls along Highway 49 near Usona Same falls, different angle

Seasonal waterfall by Smalley Road near San Joaquin Gorge

     
Cascade on seasonal creek, Bridge Trail, San Joaquin Gorge Corlieu Falls on Lewis Creek Bridalveil Falls in June 2016
Cascade on seasonal creek by the Bridge Trail, San Joaquin Gorge Corlieu Falls on Lewis Creek Bridalveil Falls in June 2016
   
Morning sun catches the mist blowing from the top of Bridalveil Ribbon Falls makes its appearance only during a good spring runoff Yosemite Falls at its best in June 2016
Morning sun catches the mist blowing from the top of Bridalveil Ribbon Falls makes its appearance only during a good spring runoff Yosemite Falls at its best in June 2016
    
Rancheria Falls near Huntington Lake A closer view Rancheria Falls
Rancheria Falls near Huntington Lake A closer view (mid-June 2016) The falls in early July 2016
Sheep Creek Falls Grizzly Falls at its best
Sheep Creek Falls, Kings Canyon National Park Grizzly Falls, Sequoia National Forest Top of the falls
Grizzly Falls, dirty from storm runoff upstream Roaring River Falls View from the opposite side of the river

Grizzly Falls, dirty from storm runoff upstream

Roaring River Falls View from the opposite side of the river
  
The full view of Tokopah Falls in Sequoia National Park
The full view of Tokopah Falls in Sequoia National Park
      
Lower section of Tokopah Falls Illiouette Falls, Yosemite National Park Falls on the Tuolumne River in Yosemite National Park
Lower section of Tokopah Falls Illiouette Falls, Yosemite National Park
(Wes Thiessen photo)
Falls on the Tuolumne River in Yosemite National Park (Thiessen)
   
Soquel Falls on Willow Creek, Sierra National Forest
Soquel Falls on Willow Creek, Sierra National Forest
     
The lower fall drops into a nice, deep swimming hole Stephenson Creek Falls A small waterfall on the road to Henry Coe State Park
The lower fall drops into a nice, deep swimming hole

Stephenson Creek Falls (Wes Thiessen photo)

A small waterfall on the road to Henry Coe State Park
    
A delightful waterfall by the River Access Trail in the San Joaquin Gorge The Falls on Secata Ridge Below the falls, the creek races through this channel by Trimmer Springs Road
A delightful waterfall by the River Access Trail in the San Joaquin Gorge The Falls on Secata Ridge Below the falls, the creek races through this channel by Trimmer Springs Road
  
Falls by Powerhouse Road near Redinger Lake Yosemite Falls with no water
Falls by Powerhouse Road near Redinger Lake (by Wes Thiessen) Yosemite Falls with no water
                 
More Waterfalls
Pegleg Falls near Bootjack, Mariposa County CA

Nevada Falls, Yosemite

Grizzly Falls near Cedar Grove in Kings Canyon National Park

View from the opposite side of the river

 

All photos copyright 2002-2017 by Dick Estel or other photographers credited. Permission granted for personal use only; commercial use prohibited.

    

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