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Caldwell County creek walk, 6/28/20
43 photos
Photos of an exploration of two creeks in Caldwell County with Zachary, Thomas, and Kitty.

Spencer Mountain 6/28/20
11 photos
Photos from an afternoon hike with Christy from George Poston Park to the summit of Spencer Mountain in Gaston County.

Roan Highlands, 6/21-22, 2020
52 photos
Photos from a backpacking trip with Christy and the dogs in the Roan Highlands. We hiked from Cloudland on Roan Mountain to a campsite on the northern sub-peak of Little Hump. On Sunday, Christy...

Bubbling Springs Branch and Lower Wildcat, 6/14/20
28 photos
Photos from a hike to the waterfalls on Bubbling Springs Branch and a separate hike to Bubbling Springs Branch Cascades and Lower Wildcat Falls. From Bubbling Springs Branch Cascades we followed the...

Headwaters State Forest, 6/13/20
20 photos
Photos from a Team Waterfall exploration of the South Prong of Glady Fork of the French Broad River, with Christy, Darrin, John, and the dogs. We also visited a waterfall I've had my eye on for...


Steels Creek, 6/7/20
20 photos
Photos from a hike with Christy and the dogs to the Teacups on Steels Creek. After hanging out and swimming, I extended the hike by continuing on the Mountains to Sea Trail. Christy picked me up...

Wiebeaux Falls (Cajun Dog Falls), 5/30/20
28 photos
Photos from a hike with Scott, Jennifer, Thomas, Kitty, and John to Wiebeaux Falls.

Beechflat Creek, 5/25/20
20 photos
Photos from a hike from the Parkway to many stunning waterfalls on Beechflat Creek.

Jocassee Gorges, 5/23-24, 2020
37 photos
Photos from a weekend with Christy and the dogs in the Jocassee Gorges. On Saturday, Brenda joined us for a hike from highway 281 to Narrow Rock Ridge. The cliffs there feature amazing views of...

Thompson River, 5/16-17, 2020
30 photos
Photos from a weekend on the Thompson River and Mill Creek. On Saturday we hiked in from Brewer Road, forded the river, and headed downstream. The campsite I was aiming for was occupied, so we...


Ashmore Heritage Preserve, SC, 5/9/20
29 photos
Photos from a hike with Christy in Ashmore Heritage Preserve. We circled Ashmore Lake and hiked up to Green Mountain to look for petroglyphs.

Panthertown Valley, 5/1 - 5/3, 2020
34 photos
Photos from a weekend backpacking trip with Christy to Panthertown Valley. We hiked in on Friday evening and spent two nights at a campsite on the Macs Gap Trail. On Saturday we hiked to the base...

South Mountains 4/26/20
22 photos
Photos from a hike with Christy and the dogs in the South Mountains Game Lands. We started out with a hike to Jack in the Pulpit Falls, on an unnamed tributary of the North Fork of the First Broad...

Ten Thousand Islands,part 2, 12/31/19 - 1/2, 2020
27 photos
Photos from the last 3 days of our kayaking trip in the Ten Thousand Islands of Everglades National Park.

South Mountains 4/20/20
27 photos
Photos from two more half-dayhikes with Christy in the South Mountains Game Lands.


South Mountains, 4/13/20
29 photos
Photos from a hike with Christy to Beautimos Falls and Black Mountain Falls in the South Mountains.

South Mountains 4/11/20
16 photos
Photos from an exploratory hike with Christy in the South Mountains. We started out at Isolation Falls, which we found on a previous hike. Christy suggested the name this time, based on its remote...

Ellicott Rock Wilderness, SC / NC, 4/4 - 4/5, 2020
28 photos
Photos from a weekend backpacking trip with Christy and the dogs in the Ellicott Rock Wilderness. We started from the Sloan Bridge parking area on highway 107 south of Cashiers. We made a loop...

Ten Thousand Islands, Everglades National Park,...
39 photos
Photos from the first half of our six day kayaking trip in the Ten Thousand Islands section of Everglades National Park. We started from Everglades City and paddled through Halfway Creek and Cross...

Coley Creek, Jocassee Gorges, SC 3/21/20.
6 photos
Photos from an exploratory hike with Christy in the Jocassee Gorges. We hiked from the Bad Creek access to the Foothills Trail and followed it beyond the Thompson River. From the top of the ridge...


Laurel Branch and Laurel Creek, Jocassee Gorges...
35 photos
Photos from a Team Waterfall weekend in Pickens County, SC. On Saturday, Christy, Jennifer, Thomas, Kitty, Jack, Kyle, Johnny, and I explored Laurel Branch from Horsepasture Road. John dropped in...

Green Knob and Mount Hardy, 3/7/20
17 photos
Photos from a hike with Christy and the dogs to Green Knob and Mount Hardy in the Middle Prong Wilderness.

Brainard Lake, Indian Peaks Wilderness, Colorado,...
15 photos
Photos from a short, cold, windy hike with Christy to Brainard Lake just outside the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area.

Mills Lake and The Loch, Rocky Mountain National...
37 photos
Photos from a snowshoe hike with Christy to Mills Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park. Afterwards I added on a solo side trip to The Loch.

Emerald Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park,...
30 photos
Photos from a snowshoe hike with Christy from Bear Lake to Nymph, Dream, and Emerald Lakes in Rocky Mountain National Park. The mountains were in the clouds when we started, but it cleared off just...


Green Mountain, Flatirons, Colorado, 2/26/20
23 photos
Photos from an afternoon snow hike with Christy from Flagstaff Road to Green Mountain in the Flatirons above Boulder.

Snow hike to Silvermine Bald, 2/22/20
29 photos
Photos from our hike with Darrin, Jack, Bob, and Sean on the Mountains to Sea Trail from highway 215 to Silvermine Bald, returning on the Parkway.

Rube Rock Branch and Tom Hall Branch, 2/14/20
13 photos
Photos from a solo exploration of two streams in the Harmon Den area of the Pigeon River Gorge. I worked in Kentucky last week, and I stopped on the way home and camped along Cold Springs Creek. I...

Flatwoods Falls and Bruce Creek Falls, TN, 2/13/19
11 photos
Photos from two short solo hikes near Caryville, TN. Last week my work assignment was in Kentucky, and these waterfalls made a perfect stop on the way home after several days of heavy rain.

A return to Project Why? 2/8/20
25 photos
Last weekend we made our long awaited return to Project Why? Virtually nothing went according to plan, but it was a great day! First, the road Christy and I had scouted a couple of years ago is now...


Jeff Davis, Blue Lakes, California, 8/10/19
26 photos
Photos from the last day of our trip. I did a short hike with Carolyn to the base of Jeff Davis, a volcanic plug.

Mono Lake South Tufa, 8/8/19
11 photos
Photos from a short sunset hike with Christy to the South Tufa section of Mono Lake.

Rocky Knobs, NC 1/26/20
10 photos
Photos from a hike with Spencer from highway 281 up the ridge line to both of the Rocky Knobs. We found four great viewpoints, though the views from the cliffs on the southwest side were all...

Blackberry Run and Deadfall Run, 1/25/20
14 photos
Photos from a fun off-trail hike with a great group of people to two unnamed tributaries of the Whitewater River. I was joined by Darrin, Bob, Sean, Scott, Spencer, Carlos, Casey, Renee, and Mark...

Pinnacle Mountain, SC 1/20/20
27 photos
Photos from a fun hike with Christy and the dogs from Camp Adger to Pinnacle Mountain. We did a loop combining the Palmetto Trail, Long Ridge Road, the Foothills Trail, and Pigen Road. Highlights...


Deception Falls on Laurel Creek, Pickens County,...
13 photos
Photos from two cold, rainy days exploring Laurel Creek. Bernie told me about this one a few years ago, but for some reason I didn't get to it until this month. My first attempt was with Jennifer,...

All the Secrets, DuPont State Forest, NC 12/20/19
14 photos
Photos from a fun hike with a great group of people to all* of the secret waterfalls in DuPont State Forest. Scott, Jack, John, Carlos, and Julia me for this adventure. We bushwhacked to Top Secret...

Still Falls and the Secret Wall, 12/18/19
5 photos
Photos from an afternoon hike with Christy and the dogs to Still Falls and the Secret Wall, near the Linville Gorge Wilderness.

Little Wilson Creek, 12/14/19
15 photos
Photos from a hike with the dogs to several waterfalls, cliffs, and cascades on Little Wilson Creek.

Raven Cliff Falls, Dodd Creek, GA, 12/9/19
16 photos
Photos from a hike with Christy to several waterfalls on Dodd Creek, including Raven Cliff Falls.


Mammoth Crest dayhike, California, 8/9/19
28 photos
Photos from a solo hike on the Mammoth Crest Trail. Christy dropped me off at Lake George and picked me up late that afternoon near Lake Mary. The hike features spectacular views from the ridge...

Jones Gap State Park, SC, 12/8/19
21 photos
Photos from a shuttle hike with Jennifer and the dogs in Jones Gap State Park. We bushwhacked downstream along an unnamed stream, and then followed the Jones Gap Trail along the Middle Saluda River...

Gem Lakes, John Muir Wilderness, California,...
37 photos
Photos from a dayhike with Christy to the Gem Lakes in the John Muir Wilderness. From the Gem Lakes, I scrambled off-trail up to point 11,645 for views of the Gem Lakes and Treasure Lakes.

White Mountain Peak, CA, 8/7/19
49 photos
Photos from a solo hike to the summit of White Mountain Peak (14,259'). Christy and I drove up from Bishop the night before. We enjoyed a great sunset early on. I'm glad it was dark, because the...

Humphrey's Basin, John Muir Wilderness, day 4,...
39 photos
Photos from the fourth and final day of our backpacking trip from North Lake into Humphreys Basin in the John Muir Wilderness. On the last day we broke camp at Lower Desolation Lake and hiked back...


Humphreys Basin, John Muir Wilderness, day 3
50 photos
Photos from day three of our 4 day backpacking trip from North Lake to Humphreys Basin in the John Muir Wilderness. From our campsite near Lower Desolation Lake, we hiked to Desolation Lake, crossed...

Humphreys Basin, John Muir Wilderness, day 2,...
53 photos
Photos from the second day of our 4 day backpacking trip from North Lake into Humphreys Basin. That morning, we hiked from our campsite near Piute Pass over to Muriel Lake and up to an overlook of...

Green River Game Lands, 11/30/19
10 photos
Photos from a series of short hikes with the dogs in the Green River Game Lands, including Case Falls, two waterfalls on the Hungry (Big Hungry) River, and a loop hike on the Pulliam Creek, Rockhop,...

Humphreys Basin, John Muir Wilderness backpack,...
52 photos
Photos from the first day of our four day backpacking trip from North Lake to Humphreys Basin in the John Muir Wilderness. We hiked up past Loch Leven and Piute Lake to Piute Pass. Originally I...

HIckory Nut Gorge, Big Bradley Falls, Bald Rock,...
29 photos
Photos from short hikes with Christy and the dogs. First, we parked at the Eagle Rock trailhead and checked out some cliffs on Shumont Mountain and Eagle Rock. Next, we hiked to the overlook of Big...


Emory Creek, 11/8/19
13 photos
Photos from a hike with Jennifer to three waterfalls on Emory Creek in Pickens County, SC.

Stone Mountain, DuPont State Forest, 11/2/19
10 photos
Photos from a short hike with the dogs to both of the peaks of Stone Mountain in DuPont State Forest. Incredibly, I unexpectedly ran into my friend Brenda on the trail.

Wintergreen Falls, Nantahala National Forest, and...
43 photos
Photos from a wonderful Team Waterfall weekend. First, Jack, Jennifer and I hiked to Upper Wintergreen Falls on the Toxaway River. John met us on the way out, and Carlos was also in the area. ...

Beacon Heights and Rough Ridge, 10/19/19
22 photos
Photos from short hikes to Beacon Heights and Rough Ridge from the Blue Ridge Parkway near Grandfather Mountain.

Headwaters of the West Fork of the Pigeon River,...
38 photos
Photos from a weekend with Christy and the dogs in the Headwaters of the West Fork of the Pigeon River. On Saturday we did a loop hike around Little Sam Mountain to check out the fall color. On...


Babel Canyon and Babel Tower, Linville Gorge,...
42 photos
Photos from a hike with Darrin, Scott, John, Katie, and Erin in Linville Gorge. First, we hiked to Babel Falls on the Linville River. Darrin and Scott hiked downstream from there, while the rest of...

Eastatoe Creek and Rocky Bottom Creek, Rocky...
29 photos
Photos from a hike with Jennifer along part of Eastatoe Creek and lower Rocky Bottom Creek. We hiked in from the Foothills Trail spur that leads to The Narrows on Eastatoe Creek. We turned off of...

Mono Lake, 8/2/19
33 photos
Photos from a great birthday in the Mono Lake area. We car camped the previous night below Black Point, near Mono Lake. I got up at first light and hiked up Black Point to check out the Black Point...

Mount Watkins, Yosemite National Park CA, 8/1/19
39 photos
Photos from perhaps my favorite hike in Yosemite. Christy and I started out at Olmstead Point to Mount Watkins and two ridges extending south. Both end on dramatic cliffs overlooking Tenaya Canyon,...

Clouds Rest, Yosemite National Park, CA, 7/30-31,...
38 photos
Photos from our backpacking trip from Tenaya Lake to Clouds Rest.


The Mist Trail and Panorama Trail, Yosemite...
57 photos, 1 video
Photos from a hike from Yosemite Valley to Glacier Point. Christy and I drove in on Monday morning and hiked the Mist Trail with many, many other people upstream along the Merced River to Vernal...

May Lake and Mount Hoffman, Yosemite National...
17 photos
Photos from our first day in Yosemite National Park. Christy and I set up at our campsite in Tuolomne Meadows and then hiked together to May Lake. She hung out there in her hammock while I hiked to...

San Francisco, CA, 7/27/19
15 photos
Photos from a weekend in San Francisco. Saturday morning, Christy did the annual swim race from Alcatraz Island to San Francisco. Afterwards we visited Twin Peaks for the view of the city below.

Piney Mountain Falls and Bearwallow Falls, 9/5/19
12 photos
Photos from a hike with Jennifer to Piney Mountain Falls and Bearwallow Falls. She drove her high clearance 4WD, which was a good thing, because parts of the 3 mile forest road leading to the...

Beautimos Falls, South Mountains, 9/2/19
7 photos
Photos from a hike with Christy from the gate on the Old CCC Road to Beautimos Falls on a fork of Brier Creek.


Redwoods National Park (south), California,...
36 photos
Photos from our second full day in Redwoods National Park. First we did two short hikes in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park to see THE Big Tree, the Cathedral Trees, and the Corkscrew Tree. Then...

Redwoods National Park (north), California,...
61 photos
Photos from our first full day in Redwoods National Park. We spent two nights camping at the Mill Creek Campground in Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park. That morning we drove to the visitors...

Castle Crags Wilderness, California, 7/23/19
36 photos
Photos from a hike with Christy from Castle Crags State Park into the Castle Crags Wilderness.

Burney Falls, McCloud River, and Castle Lake
13 photos
Photos from several short stops on the way from Lassen Volcanic National Park to Castle Crags State Park.

Cinder Cone, Lassen Volcanic National Park,...
20 photos
Photos from a hike with Christy from Butte Lake to the Cinder Cone in Lassen Volcanic National Park.


Lassen Peak, Lassen Volcanic National Park, 7-19
64 photos
Photos from a hike with Christy to the summit of Lassen Peak. We were blessed with a beautiful day and outstanding photographic conditions for this one!

Mill Creek Falls, Lassen Volcanic National Park,...
21 photos
Photos from a short solo hike to Mill Creek Falls.

Warner Valley, Lassen Volcanic National Park, 7-19
27 photos
Photos from a hike with Christy in Warner Valley to Devils Kitchen and Boiling Springs Lake.

King Creek Falls, Lassen Volcanic National Park,...
7 photos
Photos from a short solo hike to King Creek Falls.

Bumpass Hell, Lassen Volcanic National Park, 7-19
33 photos
Photos from a hike from the Kings Creek Picnic Area to Bumpass Hell. We took the longer route because the trail from the Bumpass Trailhead was closed for construction.


Pyramid Peak, Desolation Wilderness, California,...
33 photos
Photos from a solo hike up Pyramid Peak via the South Ridge route.

Blue Lakes, California, July 2019
45 photos
Photos from two days of hiking in the Blue Lakes area and the Mokelumne Wilderness of the Eldorado National Forest. Christy's Uncle Ed and Aunt Carolyn have a camper near Lower Blue Lake, and we...

Pinnacles National Park, California, 7/15/19
49 photos
Photos from two dayhikes in Pinnacles National Park. First, Christy and I did the scenic Balconies Cave Loop. Afterwards, I did the High Peaks Loop solo. The scenery was fantastic, but it was a...

Big Sur, California, July 2019
41 photos
Photos from the first two days of our California trip. We flew into San Francisco and drove down the coast on the first afternoon. We camped at the Ponderosa Campground way up in the mountains...

Pot Branch Falls, South Mountains 7/6/19
26 photos
Photos from a short hike with Christy to Pot Branch Falls in the South Mountains Gamelands.


The Pinnacle and Blackrock, 7/4-7/5, 2019
31 photos
Photos from a backpacking trip with Christy to The Pinnacle above Sylva on July 4th. We camped near the end of the trail in what might be "campsite 3". The sorry excuse for a trail map at...

Weed Patch Mountain Trail, Hickory Nut Gorge,...
35 photos
Photos from a hike on the Weed Patch Mountain Trail, from Buffalo Creek Park in Lake Lure to Eagle Rock in Chimney Rock State Park. Christy joined me for the first part of the hike, and picked me up...

Steels Creek Falls and the Teacups
16 photos
Photos from an afternoon hike with Christy to Steels Creek Falls and the Teacups on Steels Creek.

Cheoah Bald, Ledbetter Creek, and the Plott...
69 photos
Photos from a wonderful Team Waterfall weekend in the Nantahala Mountains. On Friday, Jack, Scott, and I backpacked up the Bartram Trail to camp on Cheoah Bald. We backpacked down the same way...

Cherry, Bennett, and No Name, 6/9/19
15 photos
Photos from a hike with Christy to several off-the-beaten-path waterfalls near Brevard. We visited waterfalls in Cherry Cove, Bennett Cove, and No Name Cove.


Gingercake Creek, 6/2/19 & 6/30/19
41 photos, 2 videos
Photos from an exploratory hike with Jennifer up Gingercake Creek. We started our day with short hikes to Upper Steels Creek Falls and Newt Falls. For the main event, we made a quick visit to Rip...

Rocky Shoals Spider Lilies, Landsford Canal State...
18 photos
Photos from an afternoon float down the Catawba River through Landsford Canal State Park to see the Rocky Shoals Spider Lilies. We caught them at their absolute peak this year!

Black Mountains weekend, 5/25-27, 2019
58 photos
Photos from a weekend Team Waterfall backpacking trip in the Black Mountains. On Saturday we hiked in from Steps Gap (limited parking) to a campsite on Commissary Ridge (very popular). That...

Sills Branch and Devils Branch, TN, 5/18/19
12 photos
Photos from short hikes in the Clarks Creek valley near Erwin, TN. First we hiked to Sills Falls on the North Branch of Sills Creek. Then we explored lower Devils Branch up to Pine Ridge Falls.

Eagle Rock, Chimney Rock State Park, 5/17/19
26 photos
Photos from a short hike with Christy from the new Eagle Rock parking area in Chimney Rock State Park to Eagle Rock, The Tunnel, and Jenga Rock.


Spring Break Part 4, kayaking on Lake Tugalo
30 photos, 1 video
We wrapped up the first part of our Spring Break trip with an overnight kayaking trip on Lake Tugalo. Lake Tugalo is on the South Carolina / Georgia line, formed by the Chattooga and Tallulah...

Capers Island, 5/10-12, 2019
31 photos, 2 videos
Photos from a 3 day kayaking trip to Capers Island, a barrier island north of Charleston. We started at the Gadsdenville boat launch shortly after high tide, as it is impassable when the water is...

Spring Break Part 3, Brasstown Falls, Longnose...
26 photos, 3 videos
Photos from day 4 of our Spring trip. I started with an early morning hike to Brasstown Falls and Little Brasstown Falls. I returned with Christy after breakfast. Later, we kayaked on Lake...

Panthertown Valley, 5/5/19
20 photos
Photos from a hike with Christy to Greenland Creek Falls and Carlton Falls in Panthertown Valley. Incredibly, we spent six hours there without seeing anyone else. I guess the rain that morning...

Spring Break part 2, kayaking on Lake Jocassee
38 photos
Photos from days 2 and 3 of our Spring Break trip. We spent both days kayaking on Lake Jocassee, visiting waterfalls and camping near the far end of Toxaway River arm.


Spring Break part 1, Issaqueena Falls and Yellow...
15 photos, 2 videos
We hadn't planned to start our Spring trip with easy hikes to a few waterfalls in Oconee County, SC, but after torrential rains hit the area on Friday, it was too good of an opportunity to pass up.

Beyond Epicity, 4/12 - 4/14, 2019
47 photos
Photos from a weekend of camping and (mostly) off-trail hiking near the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Pheasant Creek and tributaries, South Mountains...
15 photos
Photos from a solo exploration of Pheasant Creek and two of its tributaries in the South Mountains Game Lands. I started from a Game Lands access / parking area on Pheasant Creek Road. Most of the...

Devils Fork and tributary, South Mountains Game...
6 photos
Photos from a hike in the Devils Fork drainage of the South Mountains. I visited a total of 6 waterfalls, but most weren't photogenic due to deadfall. The exception was Resurrection Falls, which is...

Henry Fork and tributary, South Mountains State...
14 photos
Photos from an exploratory hike with Christy and the dogs in South Mountains State Park. We parked near the gate east of Skull Knob and west oh High Knob. From there, we bushwhacked north down a...


Laurel Leap, March 2019
6 photos
Photos from an off-trail hike with John from the Kistler Highway in Linville Gorge to the top and base of Laurel Leap on Laurel Creek.

South Mountains Game Lands, 3/24/19
15 photos
Photos from an experimental adventure. We rode our mountain bikes deep into the South Mountains, most of the way to the top of Magic School Bus Falls. From there, I bushwhacked down a thousand...

Buck Hollow, Jones Gap State Park, SC, 3/9/19
11 photos
Photos from a Team Waterfall adventure in Jones Gap State Park. Darrin, Jack, Thomas, Kitty, Bob, Jimmy, and Sean joined me for an off-trail hike to the big waterfall on Buck Hollow. We started out...

Cane Creek, 3/10/19 & 3/16/19
28 photos
Photos from two hikes with Christy along Cane Creek, near Lake Jocassee.

Green River Gamelands, 2/24/19
13 photos
Photos from an exploratory hike on an unnamed stream in the Green River Gamelands with Jack and Jennifer. We followed trail and old road to within sight of two previously undocumented waterfalls. ...


Project Oh! 2/25/19 & 3/3/19
53 photos
Photos from two more visits to Project Oh! In late February, Christy, Scott, Peter, and I hiked in to Pink Falls. After having lunch at the base and exploring the cave behind the second drop, Scott...

Project Oh! 2/17/19
26 photos
Photos from another Team Waterfall exploration in Project Oh! Spencer, Scott, John, and Carlos joined me for an incredible adventure into 2 canyons, where we found 6 waterfalls (5 previously...

Tough Hill Branch, 2/10/19 & 2/14/19
47 photos
Trip report: www.angelfire.com/trek/fungi/NC/HighCountry/Tough_Hill_Br... Photos from an exploration of Tough Hill Branch in Pisgah National Forest with Beth on a cold, wet winter day. We explored...

DuPont State Forest, 2/2/19
18 photos
Photos from several short hikes in and near DuPont State Forest. First, Jack and Jennifer joined me for an exploration of a creek that has been on my radar for more than a year. We found two nice...

Crabtree Falls VA, 1/27/19
11 photos
Photos from a short hike to Crabtree Falls in Virginia. It is often described as an 800' waterfall - the tallest waterfall in the eastern US. This is incorrect. In reality, it is a series of...


Waterfall on Dixon Creek, 1/19/19
12 photos
Photos from a hike with John and Zachary to a waterfall on Dixon Creek. Allen Hyde's guidebook to the Wilson Creek area includes a description of a route to this waterfall, but he calls it Rackett...

Summer 2018, Surprise, Amphitheater, and Delta...
16 photos
Photos from a solo hike to Surprise, Amphitheater, and Delta Lakes in Grand Tetons National Park. I did this hike all wrong, starting late and going to Surprise Lake first and Delta Lake last. The...

Grassy Knob Branch, Black Mountains, NC 1/12/19
24 photos
Photos from an exploratory hike up Grassy Knob Branch, which is a tributary of Upper Creek, which is a tributary of the South Toe River. We were able to follow the remains of an old skid road most...

Badlands National Park, South Dakota, 8/29/18
43 photos
Photos from an afternoon in Badlands National Park. We had lunch at Sage Creek campground before driving the Sage Creek Rim Road and Badlands Loop Road east. We stopped at most of the overlooks and...

Waterfalls on Headforemost Creek, SC 1/5/19
14 photos
Photos from a Team Waterfall hike to Headforemost Creek near Jones Gap State Park, SC. We were able to obtain permission to hike through private property to the base of Headforemost Falls. The...


Fall Creek, Hickory Nut Gorge, 1/3/19
24 photos
Photos from a hike with Christy and Michelle. We explored Fall Creek downstream from the base of Hickory Nut Falls. We found four significant waterfalls and lots of smaller drops and cascades. The...

Little Bullhead Creek, Stone Mountain State Park,...
13 photos
Photos from a hike with Christy in Stone Mountain State Park. We started on the Widows Creek Trail / MST. I bushwhacked out a ridge to the east featuring some cliffs, but it was too wooded to allow...

Devils Tower National Monument, Wyoming, 8/28/18
4 photos
Photos from a short visit to Devils Tower National Monument. I took these photos at sunset from a meadow at the northwest corner of the park. We stayed at the park campground that night and left...

Jewel Cave National Monument, 8/29/18
28 photos
Photos from the Scenic tour at Jewel Cave National Monument. Cave photography is difficult, especially with artificial light, but I tried!

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota,...
44 photos
Photos from a short trip to Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota. Christy and I spent a rainy night at a hotel in Billings, Montana. The next morning we took care of some errands and...


Beartooth Highway, 8/26/18
11 photos
Photos from a drive with Christy from our campground west of Jackson, Wyoming through Yellowstone and across the Beartooth Highway. Originally we were going to do a short backpacking trip in the...

las cascadas, 12/31/18
8 photos
Photos from a Team Waterfall exploration of las cascadas in Nicaragua with Christy, Scott, John, Spencer, and Ashley. It was a killer bushwhack through a jungle-covered canyon next to a raging...

Three Falls, Table Falls, Alum Rock Falls, and...
47 photos
Photos from a series of hikes in Pennsylvania. On Christmas Eve Christy, the dogs, and I hiked to Three Falls on a tributary of Round Island Run on the Quehanna Plateau. We stopped at Table Falls...

Waterfalls in the Johns River headwaters, 12/8/18
12 photos
Photos from an exploratory hike with John and Zachary. We found five waterfalls on tributaries of the Johns River. Four of them are in the Pisgah National Forest, while the one on Wildcat Branch is...

Waterfall in Caldwell County, NC, 12/2/18
10 photos
Photos from an off-trail hike with Christy to a waterfall in Caldwell County. This one might be on private property, so I'm not disclosing the location.


Rainbow Falls, Chimney Rock State Park, 11/23/18
28 photos
Photos from a Team Waterfall hike in Chimney Rock State Park. We hiked to Rainbow Falls and several waterfalls downstream. Afterwards some of our group climbed up to the cliffs above and hiked to...

Summer 2018, Wind River Range backpacking trip,...
45 photos
Photos from the final 2 days of our 8 day backpacking trip in Wyoming's Wind River Range. On day 7 I hiked solo from our campsite on Washakie Creek to Shadow Lake, Billys Lake, Barren Lake, Texas...

Summer 2018, Wind River Range, Wyoming, day 6,...
31 photos
Photos from day 6 of our 8 day backpacking trip in Wyoming's Wind River Range. We got up at first light and left our campsite at Grave Lake. Our original plan was to hike over the Lizard Head...

Summer 2018, Wind River Range backpacking trip,...
42 photos
Photos from day 5 of our backpacking trip in the Wind River Range. This was a layover day, as we spent two nights at a campsite near the beach at the east end of Grave Lake. I had purchased a one...

Summer 2018, Wind River Range backpacking trip,...
66 photos
Photos from days 3 and 4 of our 8 day backpacking trip in the Wind River Range. On day three we started at Lake 10,566 on the East Fork River and followed an easy off-trail route to a pass before...


Summer 2018, Wind River Range backpacking trip,...
42 photos
Photos from the first two days of our 8 day backpacking trip in the Wind River Range. We started at Big Sandy Opening. On day 1 we hiked past Mirror Lake, Dads Lake, and Marms Lake before...

Summer 2018, Terraced Falls on the Falls River,...
24 photos
Photos from a hike with Christy to the brink of Terraced Falls on the Falls River in Yellowstone National Park. From there I continued solo and descended a steep gully on River Left to the base of...

Jocassee Gorges, 11/10-11, 2018
47 photos
Photos from several short hikes with Christy around Lake Jocassee. On Saturday we hiked to the base of Lower Whitewater Falls and the official overlook. We camped Saturday night near Laurel Gap. ...

Headwaters State Forest, 11/4/18
25 photos
Photos from a hike with Christy and the dogs in Headwaters State Forest. We drove the Subaru in to Gum Gap and hiked to cliffs on Bursting Rock Mountain and Dolves Mountain. We also visited Merry...

South Harper Creek Falls and Little Lost Cove...
21 photos
Photos from two short hikes with Christy and the dogs in the Wilson Creek area. First was a hike to various vantage points of South Harper Creek Falls. After that, we hiked to Upper Little Lost...


Summer 2018, backpacking Cascade Corner in...
29 photos
Photos from the last two days of our backpacking trip in the southwest corner of Yellowstone. We left our campsite on the Falls River and spent the morning hiking to a campsite on Mountain Ash...

Summer 2018, backpacking Yellowstone's Cascade...
66 photos
Photos from days 2, 3, and 4 of our 6-day backpacking trip in the southwest corner of Yellowstone National Park. We started out day 2 at Dunada Falls. We hiked back to Bechler Meadows and then...

Summer 2018, backpacking Cascade Corner,...
28 photos
Photos from the first day + of our six day backpacking trip in Yellowstone's southwest corner. We started at Cave Falls and visited Cave Falls on the Falls River and Bechler Falls on the Bechler...

Team Waterfall in the Middle Prong and Shining...
58 photos
Photos from a long weekend with Team Waterfall in the Middle Prong and Shining Rock Wilderness Areas. On Friday, Christy, Johnny, Everette, and I hiked to Mount Hardy Falls and a scenic bald in the...

Black Mountains, 10/6 - 10/7, 2018
15 photos
Photos from a Team Waterfall weekend in the Black Mountains of NC. John obtained permission to access Mitchell Falls from Big Tom Wilson's grandson. On Saturday most of our group bushwhacked from...


Summer 2018, Yellowstone National Park, Upper...
64 photos
On our second full day in Yellowstone Christy and I joined the hordes at the Upper Geyser Basin. We started with an eruption of Old Faithful and then explored the basin. I saw Old Faithful erupt a...

Thunderhole Creek and Phillips Creek, 9/22/18 &...
18 photos
Photos from two hikes in the Thunderhole Creek area south of Blowing Rock. The first weekend, Christy and I spent a few hours hiking to Thunderhole Falls and Lower Thunderhole Falls before the...

St. Joseph, Michigan August, 2018
29 photos
Photos from a weekend with our friends Marsha and Ian in St. Joseph, Michigan.

Summer 2018, Yellowstone National Park, Lamar...
39 photos
Photos from a hike with Christy through the Lamar River Valley and up Cache Creek to the Wahb Springs thermal area at Death Gulch.

Summer 2018, Yellowstone National Park, West...
35 photos
Photos from a sunset walk at West Thumb Geyser Basin on Yellowstone Lake.


Summer 2018, Badlands camping, 8/5/18
13 photos
Photos from the first campsite of our trip, in South Dakota just outside of Badlands National Park.

Dark and Greasy, 9/9/18
21 photos
Photos from a hike with Christy in the Shining Rock Wilderness Area. Our plan was to hike up Dark Prong to Serpentine Falls, bushwhack over Ivestor Ridge, and then descend Greasy Cove Prong. ...

Cove Creek Green River Gamelands, 7/28/18
8 photos
Photos from a short hike with Christy to a small but pretty waterfall on Cove Creek. Our goal was to hike to the base of Big Bradley Falls, but the trail and entire hillside washed away in one of...

Art Loeb Trail backpack, 7/20 - 7/22/18
36 photos
Photos from a weekend backpacking trip with Christy and the dogs starting from the Pisgah Fish Hatchery. On Friday evening we hiked up to Cedar Rock and camped. Sunset was a dud, and we had rain...

Scottsman Creek, Granite City, and beyond,...
34 photos
Photos from a Team Waterfall weekend on the upper Chattooga River. On Saturday morning we managed to claim the entire Ammons Branch campground (all three sites). That was good, since we had 14...


Calderwood Lake and Nantahala Lake, 7/18
48 photos
Photos from an amazing weekend with Christy! From Thursday evening to Saturday morning we kayaked on Calderwood Lake, camping at the mouth of Slickrock Creek. On Saturday we drove the Cherohala...

Fork Creek and Dismal Creek, 6/30- 7/1, 2018
24 photos
Photos from a wonderful weekend with Christy and the dogs. First we hiked to Stillhouse Falls on Fork Creek. I then bushwhacked solo down to Elmo's Falls. Afterwards, we backpacked 1 mile in to a...

Spring 2018 trip, waterfalls in the Nantahala...
22 photos
We finished up our Spring trip in the Nantahala National Forest near Robbinsville. We car camped on a forest road off of the Cherhola Skyway. Originally we planned to hike to The Hangover, but the...

Black Mountain Crest backpacking trip, 6/15-17,...
56 photos
Photos from a mostly solo backpacking trip with the dogs in the Black Mountains. I made a big figure eight style loop from the Woody Ridge Trailhead. I started Friday evening at 5pm and climbed up...

Team Waterfall tours the Jocassee Gorges, 6/9-10,...
38 photos
Photos from a spectacular weekend in the Jocassee Gorges. First, John took Christy, Darrin, and I on an airplane tour over Lake Jocassee and the Jocassee Gorges. We viewed 27 waterfalls in less...


Little Shortoff and Yellow Fork Falls, 6/3/18
13 photos
Photos from a short hike to Little Shortoff in Linville Gorge and a hike to Yellow Fork Falls on the Yellow Fork of Paddy's Creek. We caught up with Spencer's birthday party at the falls. This is...

Camp Creek, Black Mountains, NC 6/2/18
15 photos
Photos from an exploration of Camp Creek in the Black Mountains with Christy and the dog at high water. Camp Creek starts as a series of springs near Commissary Ridge and runs down to the South Toe...

Stephens Gap Cave, 4/5/18
48 photos
Photos from a hike with Christy and Tim to Stephens Gap Cave, plus photos from another cave on the Cumberland Plateau that we explored with Stephanie.

Waterfalls on Curtis Creek, 5/ 27/18
24 photos
Photos from an exploration of upper Curtis Creek with Christy and the dogs. We found two waterfalls on Curtis Creek and one on a tributary. We're calling the lower waterfall Loew Falls, in honor of...

Asheville weekend, 5/19-20, 2018
35 photos
Plan A for Christy’s birthday weekend was kayaking at the outer banks. But rain. Plan B was mountain biking. But rain. Plan C: rain? Waterfalls! I made breakfast for Christy Saturday morning...


Wild Azalea National Recreation Trail, Louisiana,...
22 photos
Photos from two hikes on the Wild Azalea Trail in Louisiana. First, I hiked from Evangeline Camp to Kincaid Lake, making a loop using the Wild Azalea Spur Trail. I finished my Louisiana adventure...

Black Mountains, 5/12-13, 2018
33 photos
Photos from a weekend backpacking trip with Christy. On Saturday we met up with Thomas and Zachary and hiked in to Middle Creek Falls. Then we explored up the south fork of Middle Creek, where we...

Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas, April 2018
26 photos
Photos from two short, after work hikes in Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas.

Savage Gulf, 4/4/18
13 photos
Photos from two short hikes in Savage Gulf. First, Christy and I visited Savage Falls and did a short loop on the north rim of the canyon. Next, I did a short solo hike to Suter Falls.

South Carolina waterfalls and wildflowers, 5/5/18
20 photos
Photos from several short hikes with Team Waterfall in Greenville County SC.


Chimney Rock State Park, 5/2/18
25 photos
Photos from a hike with Jennifer in Chimney Rock State Park. We bushwhacked over Rich Mountain and hiked out to the cliffs below Bluerock Mountain for great views. Then we bushwhacked steeply down...

The Pinnacle and Buff Creek, 4/28/18
36 photos
Photos from a hike with Wendy and the dogs from Pinnacle Park to The Pinnacle and the waterfalls of Buff Creek. We met Scott, Spencer, Carlos, and JD at the base of the upper falls on Buff Creek -...

Grassy Ridge from Mollie Branch, 4/21/18
44 photos
Photos from a thrilling hike from the Roaring Creek valley to Grassy Ridge. I started at the end of Mollie Branch Road This is State property now, and there is even room to park a few cars. The...

Virgin Falls, 4/3/18
29 photos
Photos from a hike with Christy, Stephanie, and Bo to Virgin Falls.

Tennessee waterfall discovery, 4/2/18
33 photos
Photos from a hike with Christy, Stephanie, and Bo to a waterfall Stephanie discovered while studying a topo map. I'm keeping the details vague because Stephanie wants to keep it a secret. The...


Big Creek and Mount Sterling, Great Smoky...
49 photos
Photos from a 3 day backpacking trip with Christy in the Smokies at the beginning of our Spring trip. On Friday afternoon we hiked in 6 miles in the rain along Big Creek to Walnut Bottoms. The next...

Croatan National Forest and Hammocks Beach State...
15 photos
Photos from a visit with Christy to eastern NC. We spent Friday night in a hotel in Swansboro. The next morning Christy did a 50 mile bike race on gravel roads in the Croatan National Forest. ...

Norton Mill Creek and Whitesides Mountain, 3/4 &...
33 photos
Photos from two hikes near Highlands. On Saturday, Christy, Spencer, Scott, Darrin, Bob, Dillon, and I explored upper Norton Mill Creek. After 6 hours of bushwhacking and scrambling we found a huge...

Project Oh! 2/24/18
24 photos
Photos from our third exploration in Project Oh!, this time with Spencer, Scott, Jennifer, Beth, and Wendy. Due to a camera mishap, a lot of these are just phone pics.

Wolf Creek Falls and Trail Fork of Big Creek...
17 photos
Photos from two hikes with Christy in Cocke County, Tn. First was an easy hike to Wolf Creek Falls. The next day we met up with Team Waterfalll on Max Patch. We then explored the Trail Fork of Big...


Project Oh! 2/11/18
18 photos, 1 video
Photos from an exploratory hike with Spencer and Carlos in Project Oh! This one was a roaring success, as we found a 300' waterfall with four distinct sections. The second section (from the bottom)...

Windy Falls from above, 2/9/18
13 photos, 1 video
Photos from a hike with Stephanie, Cat, and Brannon to Windy Falls on the Horsepasture River. We started at Gorges State Park, hiked down to the top of the falls, and then scrambled down to The...

Greenville County, SC waterfalls, 2/3/18
25 photos
Photos from a mostly off-trail hike with Josh, his son Link, Darrin, Spencer, Bob, Sean, Stan, and Wally to a bunch of waterfalls in upstate SC.

Rumbling Bald, 1/31/18
27 photos
Photos from a hike with Christy to Party Rock and Cougar Crag on Rumbling Bald in Chimney Rock State Park. Christy's knees don't like steep downhills, she she continued ahead to Eagle Rocks and the...

Project Aye, 1/27/18
23 photos
Photos from an exploratory hike with Spencer, Scott, and Darrin in the mountains of South Carolina. It was a Team Waterfall classic! First we climbed up an unnamed creek, passing five undocumented...


Mount Hardy Falls and Tiger Falls, 1/23/18
11 photos
Photos from a hike with Jennifer and Brenda to Mount Hardy Falls. We visited the top, the view from the trail, and the base. Afterwards Jennifer and I bushwhacked and creek walked downstream in...

Project Oh! 1-14-18
23 photos
Photos from my initial exploration in Project Oh! with Spencer, Kyle, Angelina, and Ziggy.. We started with a sketchy scramble down a rugged cliff, ending with a 15' rappel. That was my first time...

Yonah Mountain GA, 1/9/18
10 photos
A 1/2 day work assignment near Atlanta gave me the chance to hike Yonah Mountain that afternoon. Yonah is a nice little workout with impressive cliffs and lovely views. It is in an isolated chunk...

Frozen waterfalls, Jan 6,7, and 10, 2018
49 photos
Photos from 3 days of hiking in the mountains of North Carolina. The first two days were at the end of a 2 week run of sub-freezing temperatures. The last day was during the thaw. On day 1, John...

Sinnemahoning, 10/13 - 10/14, 2017
32 photos
Photos from the final 2 days of our trip. We spent that time at Christy's family's camp in Sinnemahoning. Christy, her mom, and I did a great hike on the Fred Woods Trail. I also found some nice...


Ricketts Glen State Park, PA, 10/12/17
64 photos
Photos from a solo hike to the 22 waterfalls in Ricketts Glen State Park.

Miners Run, 10/11/17
14 photos
Photos from a solo hike in the rain to 6 waterfalls on Miners Run north of Williamsport.

Watkins Glen, 10/11/17
40 photos
Photos from a morning hike with Christy through the gorge in Watkins Glen State Park.

Letchworth State Park, 10/10/17
29 photos
Day 5 of our fall trip. Photos from a dayhike along the Genesee River Gorge at Letchworth State Park. Also included are a few photos from Ithaca Falls and Cayuga Lake.

Niagara Falls, 10/9/17
28 photos
Photos from a day on the American side of Niagara Falls. We took the Maid of the Mist boat tour (recommended) and went to the Cave of the Winds (not recommended). We also hiked among the islands...


Hocking Hills, Ohio, 10/7-10/8, 2017
26 photos
Photos from short hikes in Hocking Hills State Park. This was days 2 and 3 of our fall trip to Ohio, New York, and PA. We camped at Campbell Cove, which has beautiful tent sites. We did a number...

Mount Rogers and Whitetop, 10/6/17
34 photos
Photos from the first day of our trip to New York and Pennsylvania. We stopped in the Mount Rogers area and did a few short hikes, including the A.T. from Elk Garden and Massie Gap, Wilburn Ridge,...

Rock Creek SC, 12/28/17
4 photos
Photos from an exploratory hike with Christy, Jennifer, the Badger, and the dogs on Rock Creek in South Carolina.

Christmas in PA, December 2017
51 photos
Photos from 3 days in Pennsylvania in December, 2017. First, On the way to visit Christy's family for Christmas, we stopped to hike an abandoned section of the Pennsylvania turnpike. This stretch of...

Green Knob and the Middle Prong Wilderness,...
27 photos
Photos from a hike with Christy and the dogs in the snow to Green Knob in the Middle Prong Wilderness.


DuPont State Forest, 12/9/17
5 photos
Photos from a hike with Christy to Triple Falls, High Falls, and Lake Julia in the snow in DuPont State Forest.

Graybeard from Montreat, 12/8/17
6 photos
Photos from a hike with Stephanie from Montreat to the summit of Graybeard Mountain and back. Originally the forecast called for 1-4" of snow, and we discussed hiking at Roan Mountain or in the...

Southwest Virginia, 11/24-26, 2017
64 photos
Photos from a long weekend with Christy and the dogs in southwestern Virginia. We camped both nights in Cumberland Gap National Historic Park. On Friday afternoon we did a loop hike from the...

Whitesides cliff base, 11/19/17
29 photos
Photos from an exploratory hike with Spencer and Scott along the base of the massive cliffs on the south side of Whitesides Mountain.

Fulfillment Falls, 11/18/17
6 photos
Photos from Badger's 1,000th waterfall celebration hike. Badger has hiked to 1,000 different waterfalls over the last four years. He picked this rarely seen beauty for number 1,000. He invited a...


Notch Mountain, Holy Cross Wilderness, Colorado,...
42 photos
Photos from a solo backpacking trip to Notch Mountain in the Holy Cross Wilderness. Two weeks earlier David and I had summitted Mount of the Holy Cross on the last day of my vacation. A work trip...

Cane Brake backpacking trip, 11/11 & 12, 2017
22 photos
Photos from a backpacking trip with Christy and the dogs to Cane Brake in Gorges State Park. We started from Frozen Creek Road and hiked down to where the Toxaway River joins Lake Jocassee. We...

Missouri Pass and Fancy Pass, 7/20-21, 2017
42 photos
Photos from a solo backpacking trip in the Holy Cross Wilderness in Colorado. I worked in Denver that week, and drove up to the mountains after work on Thursday. I backpacked in to the Missouri...

Summer 2017, Mount of the Holy Cross, 7/8/17
37 photos
Photos from a hike with David to the summit of Mount of the Holy Cross (14,005') from the Half Moon Pass Trailhead.

Summer 2017, Devils Causeway, Flat Tops...
43 photos
Photos from a solo hike to the Devils Causeway and the Chinese Wall in the Flat Tops Wilderness in northwest Colorado.


Summer 2017, Gore Range, Colorado, 7/6/17
9 photos
Photos from a solo afternoon hike on the North Rock Creek Trail in the Gore Range near Silverthorne, Colorado.

Summer 2017, Ice Lake, Colorado, 7/5/17
46 photos
Photos from a solo hike to Ice Lake near Silverton, CO. Christy was struggling with altitude sickness, so she skipped this hike and spent the day at Ouray Hot Springs.

Rock Creek, 11/4/17
21 photos
Photos from a Team Waterfall hike with Christy, Thomas, Kitty, Johnny, and the dogs to Indian Ford Falls on Rock Creek. Most of this stretch of creek is now within Gorges State Park. However, the...

Summer 2017, Lizard Head Wilderness dayhike,...
40 photos
Photos from a dayhike with Christy in the Lizard Head Wilderness in Colorado. We started at Lizard Head Pass and hiked to the Wilson Meadows Overlook. Then we climbed up to Black Face, above...

Pisgah National Forest waterfalls, 10/29/17
20 photos
Photos from short hikes with Christy and the dogs to waterfalls near Brevard, NC. The forecast was for cloudy skies, but we ended up with sunshine most of the day, which was not conducive to...


Summer 2017, Cathedral Valley, Capitol Reef...
21 photos
Photos from a scenic drive and short hikes in Cathedral Valley in Capitol Reef National Park in Utah.

Grandfather Mountain and Little Lost Cove Cliffs,...
45 photos
Photos from a hike with Christy, Darrin, and the dogs in the Boone Bowl on Grandfather Mountain. Also included are photos from a short solo hike with the dogs to Little Lost Cove Cliffs.

Shining Rock Wilderness dayhike, 10/18/17
25 photos
Photos from a hike with Jennifer in the Shining Rock Wilderness. We hiked to the top of the big waterfall on Sam Branch and bushwhacked to a cliff on the ridge above, near the Victory Wall. It is a...

Summer 2017, Virgin River Narrows backpack, Zion...
79 photos
Photos from a backpacking trip with Christy through the Virgin River Narrows in Zion National Park in Utah. We hiked this canyon on a long dayhike 5 years earlier, but came back to do it at a more...

Butler Cave, VA, 9/30 and 10/1, 2017
84 photos
Photos from a weekend at Rocky's in Burnsville, VA with Christy, Stephanie, and Clayton. On Saturday we explored Butler Cave from the Old Farts Entrance to the French Galleries and the Pool Room. ...


Muir Woods, Mount Tamalpais State Park, and San...
40 photos
Photos from a couple of days in and around San Francisco. I had a work assignment in San Leandro, but flew out a day early. I did a hike starting in Mount Tamalpais State Park, descending the...

Summer 2017, Kanarra Canyon, Utah
18 photos
Photos from a fairly short dayhike in the beautiful but extremely popular Kanarra Canyon in southwest Utah.

Right Hand Prong, 9-16-17
12 photos
Photos from an exploratory hike with Jennifer and Dillon and the dogs up the Right Hand Prong of the West Fork of the Pigeon River. We found three previously undocumented waterfalls and a run of...

Nantahala 9-17
12 photos
Photos from short solo hikes to Whiteoak Falls and Bald Springs Branch Falls in the Nantahala National Forest.

Summer 2017, Thunder River and Deer Creek, Grand...
94 photos
Photos from a solo backpacking trip to Thunder River and Deer Creek in the Grand Canyon, from the North Rim. I spent my first night at Upper Tapeats Campsite and the second night in Surprise Valley.


Raven Fork Gorge in the Smokies, 9/2-3, 2017
10 photos
Photos from a backpacking trip into Raven Fork Gorge in the Smokies with Christy, Spencer, Thomas, Kitty, and John. The plan was to hike in to campsite 47 (Enloe Creek) Friday evening and hike /...

Summer 2017, Peakaboo and Zebra Canyons, Grand...
70 photos
Photos from a short hike with Christy to Peakaboo slot canyon in the Dry Fork of Coyote Gulch, a visit to the Batty Pass Caves, and a solo hike to Zebra slot canyon.

Summer 2017, Golden Cathedral, Grand Staircase...
50 photos
Photos from a dayhike with Christy from the Egypt Trailhead to the Golden Cathedral in Neon Canyon.

Summer 2017, Upper Calf Creek, Grand Staircase...
38 photos
Photos from a short backpacking trip with Christy to Upper Calf Creek Falls in Utah's Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, 6/24/17.

Eastatoe Creek and Rocky Bottom Creek, 8/26/17
29 photos, 4 videos
Photos from a thrilling off-trail hike in Pickens County, SC. We started from Horsepasture Road and hiked the trail to the Eastatoe Narrows. After some swimming and photos we creek walked upstream,...


Summer 2017, Havasu, Arizona, 6/21 - 6/23
115 photos
Photos from a 3 day backpacking trip to the Village of Supai and Havasu Creek. We spent most of the first day hiking down to the campground, where we scored a great campsite on Havasu Creek. On day...

Rabun County GA, eclipse weekend, 8/19-21, 2017
45 photos, 2 videos
Photos from a weekend with Christy and the dogs in Rabun County, GA. On Saturday we met Scott and Pamela for an off-trail hike to a waterfall on Law Ground Creek. Christy and I hammock camped at a...

Wichita Mountains, Oklahoma, 8/10/17
63 photos, 2 videos
Photos from a series of hikes in the Wichita Mountains in Oklahoma. Included are a sunset hike in The Narrows, a sunrise hike to Little Baldy, and a longer hike to the boulder field, Treasure Lake,...

Potato Knob and Mount Gibbes, Black Mountains, NC...
29 photos
Photos from a hike with Christy and the dogs in the Black Mountains.

Big Beartrap Branch, Middle Prong Wilderness,...
24 photos
Photos from a hike with Christy, Jennifer, Beth, and the dogs from Reinhart Gap on the Blue Ridge Parkway to Sunburst Campground on highway 215. We followed Big Beartrap Branch, passing at least 12...


Jocassee Gorges 7-29&30, 2017
23 photos
Photos from my birthday camping trip in and near Gorges State Park.

Summer 2017, Southeastern Utah, 6/20/17
98 photos
Photos from sightseeing and short hikes in southeastern Utah. The first evening we did the 4 1/2 mile hike at the Fisher Towers The next morning we visited the Birthing Scene Petroglyphs at Kane...

Summer 2017, Hanging Lake, Colorado, 6/19/17
17 photos
Photos from a hike with Christy to Hanging Lake, Bridal Veil Falls, and the Spouting Horn near Glenwood Springs, Colorado.

Piney Falls and Laurel Snow, Cumberland Plateau,...
15 photos
Photos from two after-work hikes on the Cumberland Plateau near Spring City, TN and Dayton, TN. First I visited Piney Falls State Natural Area and finally made it to the base of Lower Piney Falls. ...

Summer 2017, Lost Creek Wilderness dayhike,...
48 photos
Photos from a hike with Christy to the old shaft house at Lost Creek, from the Goose Creek Trailhead. The hike featured impressive cliffs and boulder caves as well as Finger Rock and Harmonica Arch.


Andrews Bald in the Smokies and Waterrock Knob in...
29 photos
Photos from a short hike with Johnny in the Smokies to Andrews Bald and another short hike from Waterrock Knob to Fork Ridge in the Plott Balsams.

Southern Illinois explorations, 4/7/17
65 photos
Photos from the last full day of our spring road trip. We spent two nights camping in Ferne Clyffe Falls State Park. I did a solo early morning hike to the park's namesake, which is best seen at...

Pickett State Park TN, 6/9/17
14 photos
Photos from an evening at Pickett State Park, northwest of Knoxville, TN. First I inflated my pack raft and paddled to the natural bridge over Arch Lake. Afterward I did short hikes to another...

Little Cove Creek, 6/6/17
29 photos
Photos from a hike to 4 waterfalls on Little Cove Creek and its major tributary with Stephanie and Jennifer. I've been wanting to take them to Cavern Falls for a couple of years now - it was great...

Spencer's birthday weekend, 6/3 & 6/4, 2017
41 photos
Photos from Spencer's birthday weekend on Suzy's Knob. I started the weekend with a separate hike with old friends and new to English Falls. Then I met Spencer and friends for the hike up Suzy's...


Tanasee Creek Gorge, 5/29/17
34 photos
Photos from a Team Waterfall hike with Spencer, Thomas, Justin, and Amanda in the Tanasee Creek Gorge. We hiked together from downstream to Horseshoe Falls. Justin and Amanda had to leave early,...

Kayaking Falls Reservoir, 5/27/17
22 photos, 3 videos
Photos from a kayaking trip with Christy on Falls Reservoir in the Uwharrie Mountains.

Ozark National Scenic Riverways, MIssouri, 4/7/17
28 photos, 1 video
Photos from a visit with Christy to the Ozark National Scenic Riverways in south-central Missouri. We visited Round Spring and hiked to the Current River and Cave Spring. There I inflated our pack...

Hemmed in Hollow Falls and Big Bluff, Buffalo...
54 photos
Photos from a solo hike in the Bufalo starting at Compton and finishing at Centerpoint. I hiked to California Point, the base of Hemmed in Hollow Falls, the Buffalo River, and Big Bluff. The view...

Lost Valley and Eden Falls, Buffalo National...
15 photos
Photos from a hike with Christy in Lost Valley in the Buffalo National River. This is an extremely popular hike, but we did it late in the evening and had it all to ourselves. We visited Cobb Cave...


Thunder Canyon Falls, Arkansas, 4/5/17
28 photos, 1 video
Photos from a solo hike to Thunder Canyon Falls during a flood. The waterfall is in a slot canyon, but I was still able to reach it by approaching it from Broadwater Hollow rather than the normal...

Bear Creek Lake, 5/20-21, 2017
43 photos
Photos from the annual Team Waterfall trip to Party Island on Bear Creek Lake. Jack, Christy, and I camped Friday night. The next morning Darrin and Bob joined us, and we hiked up to the slot...

Campbell Creek Falls, Plott Balsams, NC 5/13/17
58 photos
Photos from one of Team Waterfall's grandest adventures to date - an off-trail hike from the Blue Ridge Parkway to Campbell Creek Falls. We hiked over Mount Lyn Lowery and bushwhacked down an...

Upper Whitewater Gorge dayhike, 5/10/17
21 photos
Photos from a hike with Stephanie through the upper Whitewater River gorge. Water levels were moderately high, making the trek more challenging and dangerous than normal. Instead of stopping at the...

Margarette Falls, Bailey Falls, and Unaka...
74 photos
Photos from hikes with Jack to Margarette Falls, Bailey Falls, and Red Fork Falls, and a hike with Spencer to the Beauty Spot and the talus field on Unaka Mountain.


Starved Rock State Park, Illinois, May 2017
20 photos, 3 videos
Photos from a quick after work hike. I visited 4 canyons with waterfalls, an impressive rock overhang, saw tons of wildflowers, and even caught sunset over the Illinois River. Not bad for 90...

Team Waterfall invades the Black Mountains
73 photos, 1 video
Photos from several hikes in the Black Mountains. On Saturday Jennifer and I discovered a big waterfall on Bear Drive Branch - a tributary of Curtis Creek. After a couple of short hikes I camped...

Christmount dayhike, 4/22/17
20 photos
Photos from a hike with Christy at Christmount, near Black Mountain, NC.

Hickory Nut Gorge 4-16-17
56 photos
Photos from a series of hikes with Jack, Spencer, and some other friends in and near Hickory Nut Gorge.

Left Fork of Big Creek, Arkansas, 4/4/17
85 photos, 2 videos
Photos from a hike to the headwaters of the Left Fork of Big Creek, featuring caves, waterfalls, and wildflowers. After the main hike, we did a short evening hike on Round Top Mountain above Jasper,...


Glory Hole Falls, Arkansas, 4/3/17
29 photos, 4 videos
Photos from a hike with Christy in the Arkansas Ozarks, to Glory Hole Falls on Dismal Creek. Also included are some roadside views and some scenery along the Buffalo River near our campsite.

Clark Creek Natural Area, Mississippi, 4/2/17
29 photos, 5 videos
Photos from a hike with Christy to 10 waterfalls in the Clark Creek Natural Area in Mississippi.

Bear Lake and Juniper Creek, Blackwater River...
55 photos
Photos from two solo hikes in Florida's Blackwater River State Forest. On Friday I hiked around Bear Lake. The hike was highlighted by blooming Pitcher Plants. The next day Christy did an off-road...

Chimney Rock State Park exploratory hike, 3/25/17
33 photos
Photos from an exploratory hike with David and John to 4 remote waterfalls and 3 viewpoints from cliffs in Hickory Nut Gorge.

Team Waterfall explores Rock Creek, 3/18/17
15 photos
Photos from an exploratory hike with Jack and David along a remote stretch of Rock Creek.


Team Waterfall hike in Pickens County, SC, 3/17/17
39 photos
Photos from a hike with Jennifer, David, and Boone to several waterfalls and caves in Pickens County, SC.

DuPont State Forest, 3/11/17
25 photos
Photos from a hike with Christy in DuPont State Forest. We were hoping for snow, but it was melting fast when we arrived. We did a loop hike connecting Triple Falls, High Falls, Wintergreen Falls,...

Caney Fork waterfalls, 3/13/17
17 photos
Photos from a series of short solo hikes on tributaries of the Caney Fork of the Tuckaseegee River, including Moses Creek, Sugar Creek, and Rough Butt Creek.

Chestnut Knob, GA 3/5/17
9 photos
Photos from a hike with Spencer, Stephanie, and Scott to Chestnut Knob in Rabun County, GA. The hike followed a gated forest road, but featured nice views from the clearing at the summit.

Horsepasture River headwaters, 3/4/17
29 photos
Photos from several Team Waterfall hikes in the headwaters of the Horsepasture River near Cashiers.


Crowders Mountain 3/1/17
10 photos
Photos from a hike with Christy and the dogs at Crowders Mountain, highlighted by finding an old mine!

Waterfalls on Dick Creek near Erwin, TN
25 photos
A hike with Team Waterfall (Christy, John, Randy, Spencer, Stephanie, Kyle, Angelina, Jonathan, Leigh, Jonathan, Beth, Wendy, Jennifer, and Lianne) to 4 waterfalls on Dick Creek.

Big Laurel Creek dayhike, 2/18/17
38 photos
Photos from a dayhike with Team Waterfall (Christy, Brenda, David, Kyle, Angelina, Jonathan, Leigh, and Jonathan) along Big Laurel Creek from the trailhead in Hurricane to the ghost town of Runion on...

Rumbling Bald dayhike 2/17/17
16 photos
Photos from a short hike with Christy along the base of the cliffs of Rumbling Bald in Chimney Rock State Park.

Team Waterfall weekend near Cashiers & Highlands,...
43 photos
Photos from a series of hikes near Cashiers and Highlands. First, I hiked with Darrin, Bob, Jack, and Jennifer to Portage Left on the Whitewater River. Then Darrin, Bob, Jack, and I joined Scott...


Waterfalls on Shoal Creek, South Mountains State...
40 photos
Photos from a hike to the waterfalls on Shoal Creek in South Mountains State Park. Park Rangers say that it is impossible to get here without crossing private property. They're wrong - but getting...

Waterfalls in Headwaters State Forest, 2/3/17
17 photos
Photos from short hikes with Christy and the dogs to Graveley Falls, Laurel Branch Falls, and East Fork Falls.

Upstate South Carolina waterfalls, 2/3/17
10 photos
Photos from several short hikes with Christy and the dogs to waterfalls in Upstate SC.

Stillhouse Falls and Rock Jock, 1/28-29, 2017
66 photos
Photos from a weekend in Linville Gorge. On Saturday I joined Brett, Badger, Kitty, Jack, Dillon, Boone, and Dillon's dog Blizzy for a long bushwhack from Kistler to Stillhouse Falls. We finished...

Catawba Falls and beyond, 1/21/17
22 photos
Photos from an exploratory hike with Spencer, Kyle, and Ziggy in the Catawba River headwaters.


Emory Creek SC 1/14/17
29 photos
Photos from a Team Waterfall hike with Jennifer, Jennifer's husband Christer, Thomas, Kitty, and Beth to Emory Creek. We hit most of the waterfalls Bernie Boyer documented on this creek, except the...

John's Kitchen, Unbelievable Point, and Shortoff,...
58 photos
Photos from a hike with Christy from the Wolf Pit Trailhead to Shortoff in the snow. We took a fun little side trip along the way to John's Kitchen and Unbelievable Point.

Brushy Mountains, 1-2-17
12 photos
Photos from hiking and off-trail exploring in the Brushy Mountains with The Badger and Bob.

Mountain Bridge Wilderness dayhike, Jones Gap to...
15 photos
Photos from a dayhike with Darrin in Jones Gap State Park. I accompanied him as he was refreshing the blazes on the Pinnacle Pass Trail between Jones Gap and Oil Camp Creek.

South Mountains Game Lands, 12/29/16
12 photos
Photos from a hike with Jennifer in the South Mountains Game Lands. We started with the short hike to Pot Branch Falls. Then we followed old roads and bushwhacked to the base of Black Mountain...


Kayaking the Ten Thousand Islands, Everglades...
84 photos
Photos from a 3 day kayaking trip with Christy in the 10,000 Islands in Everglades National Park. We made a loop from Everglades City, camping at Picnic Key and Rabbit Key. Trip report: ...

Turner River, Big Cypress & The Everglades,...
22 photos
Photos from a solo kayaking trip from the Tamiami Trail to the Everglades National Park Visitor Center in Everglades City. I paddled down the Turner River, the took the more adventurous Left Hand...

Silver Springs and Silver River Florida, 12-16
30 photos
Photos from a short kayaking trip in Silver Springs State Park. Christy had the flu, so we decided to rent a kayak for 2 hours so we didn't have to get our kayaks down off the car and back up. Trip...

Falling Water and the Leon Sinks Geological Area,...
30 photos
Photos from a visit with Christy to Falling Water State Park and the Leon Sinks Geological Area. Falling Water is a 73' waterfall into a sinkhole - the tallest waterfall in Florida. Leon Sinks...

Rabun County, Georgia adventure, 12/3/16
34 photos
Photos from a thrilling day in northeast Georgia. First, Jennifer and I hiked to "Holy Shit", the first waterfall on Big Creek downstream from highway 28. Then we joined Spencer,...


Grandfather Mountain dayhike, 11/28/16
39 photos
Photos from an exploratory dayhike on Grandfather Mountain with Spencer and Stephanie.

Hanging Rock State Park, 11/25/16
47 photos
Photos from a hike with Christy and Boone in Hanging Rock State Park. We did the Moore's Wall loop, but added some off-trail exploration along Huckleberry Ridge. That stretch featured some...

Local hikes, November, 2016
38 photos
Photos from 4 recent hikes in the Brushy Mountains, Crowders Mountain, and McDowell Park, including an obscure waterfall, lots of cliffs, the remains of an old mill, and the supermoon!

Summer 2016, Shi Shi Beach, Olympic National...
102 photos
Photos from a 3-day backpacking trip on Shi Shi Beach in Olympic National Park. This place is amazing! We were in the fog most of the time, but it cleared off just in time for sunset on our last...

Summer 2016, Washington, Heliotrope Ridge and...
35 photos
Photos from a hike with Christy to the Coleman Glacier on the west side of Mount Baker.


Summer 2016, North Cascades, Washington, The High...
30 photos
Photos from a solo hike along the High Divide - a ridgeline ramble through miles of meadows with constant views of Mount Baker, Mount Shuksan, and lots more.

Summer 2016, Washington, Sourdough Mountain and...
33 photos
Photos from a solo hike to Sourdough Mountain in North Cascades National Park. Afterwards, Christy and I hiked to the summit of Sauk Mountain for sunset. Combined, I climbed almost 7,000' in a...

Summer 2016 Washington, North Cascades National...
47 photos
Photos from our first two days in North Cascades National Park.The first day was rainy, so we visited a couple of waterfalls before finally finding a campsite along the Cascade River at Mineral Park....

Summer 2016 Washington, sea kayaking in the San...
50 photos
Photos from a sea kayaking trip in the San Juan Islands. We started from Roche Harbor and spent a day circling Henry Island. We saw orcas, sea lions, jellyfish, and assorted birds. Later I did a...

Summer 2016, Oregon, Paradise Park dayhike
58 photos
Photos from two solo hikes. The first from Timberline Lodge on Mount Hood to Paradise Park and back. That hike featured the best wildflowers of the trip. The second was an early morning hike to...


Lost Cove Creek and Gragg Prong, 11/6/16
24 photos
Photos from a hike with Christy and Boone in the Wilson Creek area. We hiked down to Hunt Fish Falls on Lost Cove Creek before heading up Gragg Prong to Gragg Prong Falls, Middle Gragg Prong Falls,...

Three Forks, GA 10/29 & 10/30, 2016
46 photos
Photos from a Team Waterfall backpacking trip to Three Forks, where Overflow Creek, Big Creek, and Holcomb Creek join to form the West Fork of the Chattooga River.

Black Mountains NC, 10/20/16
36 photos
Photos from several short hikes and a drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The hikes were on the Woods Mountain Trail, Green Knob, and The Pinnacle.

The grand tour of Hawksbill, Linville Gorge...
48 photos
Photos from a hike with Christy and the dogs on Hawksbill. We parked at the Hawksbill trailhead and walked Table Rock Road to the beginning of the Ledge Route. We followed it around the west side...

Denver, Colorado Oct 2016
60 photos
Photos from two short hikes near Denver. The first was a short after-work hike to the summit of Green Mountain on the west side of Denver. The second was from 1/2 day in Roxborough State Park.


Sam Branch, Shining Rock Wilderness, 10/9/16
39 photos
Photos from an adventure with Jennifer. We hiked all the way up Sam Branch, canyoneering past numerous waterfalls and cascades below the Victory Wall. Highlights included the many waterfalls and...

Summer 2016 Oregon, Eagle Creek, Columbia River...
62 photos
Photos from two days in the Columbia River Gorge. First I did a solo hike to Lower Oneonta Falls. The next day I did it again to get better photos. Then Christy and I did an incredible dayhike...

Summer 2016, Phish at The Gorge and Palouse Falls
37 photos
Photos from our weekend at The Gorge Amphitheater for two Phish concerts. On the second morning we took a break from partying to visit Palouse Falls. I'd been once before, but I wanted to go back...

Cold Mountain, Big Sam, and Flat Laurel Creek,...
25 photos
Photos from a weekend in and around the Shining Rock Wilderness. First, Scott, the dogs, and I hiked to the summit of Cold Mountain from the Boy Scout Camp. That evening I joined David, Spencer,...

Summer 2106 Oregon, climbing South Sister Volcano
56 photos
Photos from our hike to the summit of South Sister Volcano. Trip report: www.angelfire.com/trek/fungi/Oregon/South_Sister_7-16.html


Summer 2016 Oregon, Boyd Cave, Tumalo Falls, and...
17 photos
Photos from short hikes to Tumalo Falls, Boyd Cave, and White River Falls. Trip report: www.angelfire.com/trek/fungi/Oregon/Bend_7-16.html

Summer 2016 Oregon, McKenzie River, Skylight...
21 photos
Photos from short hikes to Koosah Falls and Sahalie Falls, a visit to Skylight Cave, and a hike to Mirror Lake and LeConte Crater in the Three Sisters Wilderness. Trip report: ...

Raven Cliff Falls on Upper Creek (NC), 9/18/16
38 photos
Back in 1994 my college roommate and I attempted to hike to "Lower Upper Creek Falls" as described in Allen DeHart's guidebook. We waded and scrambled upstream to the point where a...

Piestewa Peak and the South Mountains, Phoenix,...
29 photos
Photos from two after-work works in Phoenix. The first was to Piestewa Peak and the second was from Buena Vista to the Dobbins Lookout in the South Mountains.

Great Falls (SC) of the Catawba, 9/11/16
16 photos
Photos from a kayaking trip with Christy on Cedar Creek Reservoir to Great Falls. I also rock hopped a short distance up one of the dry channels of the Catawba River, but I didn't make it far due...


Arkansas Ozarks, 9/7 & 9/8, 2016
30 photos
Photos from two short, after-work hikes in the Ozarks of northwestern Arkansas. I reached out to Spencer and Stephanie for suggestions for an after-work hike since I knew that they had researched...

Ted Grinter's Farm, 9/1/16
10 photos
Photos from a visit to Ted Grinter's Sunflower Farm near Lawrence, Kansas. They only bloom for about 2 weeks each year. I was really lucky to get a job assignment in Kansas City at the perfect...

Shining Rock Wilderness Area backpack, 9/2 - 9/4,...
2 photos
Photos from a 3-day backpacking trip with Christy and the Dogs. We did a loop from the Looking Glass Rock overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway. We went off trail to reach Yellowstone Falls. I also...

Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, Kansas,...
14 photos
Photos from an after-work hike at the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in Kansas. I hiked almost 7 miles from the Visitor Center to the Scenic Overlook and back. The biggest highlight was an...

Summer 2016, Three Sisters Wilderness backpack
79 photos
Photos from a five day backpacking trip around the Three Sisters in Oregon. We had planned to take 6 days and climb South Sister Volcano, but the weather was lousy most of the time. We did come...


Buck Creek, 8/20/16
18 photos
Photos from an off-trail hike, with Christy, Jonathan, Leigh, Jonathan Jr., and the dogs along Buck Creek. We spent 9 hours doing a rugged 5 mile hike that included 4 remote waterfalls.

Elk Knob, Snake Mountain, and Rich Mountain Bald,...
64 photos
Photos from three after-work hikes near Boone, NC. The first was a quick solo hike up Elk Knob on Monday. Next was a spectacular hike with Christy, Halley, and Halley's dog Sally up Snake Mountain....

Oregon & Washington, July 2016, Crater Lake...
54 photos
Photos from a day spent in Crater Lake National Park. We took the morning boat from Cleetwood Cove to Wizard Island. We had 3 hours on the island, which we spent hiking to Fumarole Bay and the...

Chattooga River slot canyon, 8/7/16
15 photos
Photos from an exploratory hike in section 00 of the Chattooga River to find to elusive slot canyon Spencer had heard rumors of. Spencer, Stephanie, Scott, John, Kyle, Amy, Kyle's dog Ziggy and...

Toxaway River descent, Toxaway Falls to Upper...
35 photos
Photos from a Team Waterfall hike with Darrin, Bob, Jack, Scott, John, Kitty, Jennifer, and Kyle. We started at highway 64 and descended Toxaway Falls. We then passed Twin Falls, the upper narrows,...


Short Springs and Machine Falls, Cumberland...
18 photos
Photos from a short solo hike to the Short Springs State Natural Area to see Machine Falls and several smaller falls and other features along Bobo Creek.

Oregon & Washington, July 2016, Umpqua National...
15 photos
Photos from day 4 of our trip, including Salt Creek Falls, Toketee Falls, Watson Falls, Umpqua Hot Springs, and Diamond Lake. Trip report: www.angelfire.com/trek/fungi/Oregon/Umpqua_7-16.html

Oregon & Washington, July 2016, Cape Perpetua on...
27 photos
Photos from a visit to Cape Perpetua on the Oregon coast north of Florence. We did short hikes to the Spouting Horn, Thor's Well, and Devil's Churn around high tide. What an exciting place! Trip...

Oregon & Washington, July 2016, days 1 and 2
27 photos
Photos from the first two days of our trip to Oregon and Washington. On the first day we drove from Portland to Eugene and stopped on the way to see Abiqua Falls. The next day Christy did a...

Bear Creek Lake, 6/24-26, 2016
28 photos
Photos from a weekend with Team Waterfall on Bear Creek Lake. We had a great turnout, with Christy, Scott, Jack, Thomas, Kitty, Darrin, Bob, Dillon, and Lauren joining in the festivities. We camped...


Grassy Ridge from Carvers Gap, 6/18/16
44 photos
Photos from an easy 6 mile hike with Christy and the dogs from Carvers Gap to Grassy Ridge and back. The Catawba rhododendron was a bit past peak, but still nice in places, particularly around...

Opossum Creek exploration (SC) 6/12/16
22 photos
Photos from a Team Waterfall hike with Darrin, Scott, and Jennifer to explore Opossum Creek and Shoulder Bone Branch upstream from the Chattooga River. We visited Opossum Creek Falls, Upossum Falls...

Spencer's birthday party weekend, 6/4-5, 2016
59 photos, 5 videos
Photos from Spencer's birthday party weekend. First Matt and I visited Upper Creek Falls and explored the upper part of Upper Creek and Cranberry Creek. We didn't discover any waterfalls, but we...

Kayaking Fontana Lake in the Smokies, 5/28-30,...
28 photos, 1 video
Photos from a 3 day kayaking trip with Christy on Fontana Lake. We started early Saturday noon from the Tsali boat ramp and the paddled the Little Tennessee River channel. That first stretch was...

Forked Ridge, North Mills River area, 5/22/16
17 photos
Photos from a short hike in the Harmon Den area, followed by a dayhike with Christy, Brenda, and Jackie to the waterfall on Slate Rock Creek and the cliffs of Forked Ridge.


August Cave and Panthertown Valley, 5/14/16
47 photos
Photos from hikes with Tteam Waterfall to August Cave, Panthertail Mountain, and waterfalls on the East Fork of the Tuckaseegee River.

Van Patton Shoals, Enoree River, SC
4 photos
Photos from a short hike with Spencer, Jo, Leigh, Preston, and Kyle to an amazing waterfall on the Enoree River near Woodruff, SC. This waterfall features a long run of cascades and rapids,...

Sassafras Mountain (NC) and Fulfillment Falls
28 photos
Photos from a day exploring Sassafras Mountain and the headwaters of Silver Run Creek in search of Fulfillment Falls with Spencer and Scott.

Middle Prong Wilderness, 5/1/16
20 photos
Photos from a solo hike from Haywood Gap on the Blue Ridge Parkway into the Middle Prong Wilderness. I followed the trail all the way to Little Beartrap Creek. There is a waterfall upstream from...

Tallulah River headwaters, 4/23-24, 2016
41 photos
Photos from a solo trip to the Tallulah River headwaters and the Southern Nantahala Wilderness. On Saturday morning I did a short hike to 3 waterfalls on Denton Creek. Next I did a tough bushwhack...


Linville Gorge, Henson Creek Canyon > Westface >...
47 photos
Photos from a long, mostly off-trail hike and scramble with Thomas (the Badger) and Kitty (the Rock Sprite) in Linville Gorge. We descended Henson Creek Canyon, passing two lovely waterfalls, lots...

Little Cove Creek & more, Green River Game Lands,...
27 photos, 3 videos
Photos from a hike with Jonathan, Daniel, Jonathan, Spencer, Jonathan, Leigh, and the dogs to 3 waterfalls on Little Cove Creek. From there several of us continued upstream beyond Marilou Bradley...

Max Patch, 4/2/16
20 photos
Photos from the final day of our Spring Break trip. After spending Saturday night with friends in Gatlinburg, we hiked with them on the Appalachian Trail. Marsha, Ian, Ben, and Audrey joined us for...

Dry Creek, Virgin Falls, and Lost Creek Falls, &...
35 photos
Photos from an adventurous hike to Virgin Falls the "back way". I hiked up Dry Creek to two-tiered Dry Creek Falls - a real beauty. From there I crossed Wilson Ridge and bushwhacked down...

DeSoto Falls and the Little River Canyon, 3/16
34 photos
Photos from a trip with Christy and the dogs to DeSoto Falls and the Little River Canyon. We car camped at DeSoto State Park's primitive campground" for 3 nights. Christy went mountain biking...


The Walls of Jericho (AL) 3/28/16
29 photos
Photos from a hike with Christy to the Walls of Jericho - a remote canyon in northern Alabama. The area features cliffs, caves, and waterfalls.

Falling Water Falls, 3/27/16
36 photos, 1 video
Photos from a bushwhack to the base of Falling Water Falls with Daniel Jack Hutchison. Also included are photos from our campsite at Whigg Meadow the previous night.

Rocky Bottom Creek (SC) 3/19/16
21 photos
Photos from a follow up hike with Team Waterfall along Rocky Bottom Creek. We visited 7 waterfalls. From the top down, they are Windhover Falls, Abby's Falls, Confluence Falls, Firefly Falls,...

Greenville County, SC waterfalls, 3/13/16
14 photos
Photos from an exploratory hike with Jack, Darrin, Mitch, and the dogs near Jones Gap State Park. We visited 6 waterfalls. Due to the rainy conditions, I only took photos of three of them.

Worley's Cave, 3/6/16
48 photos
Photos from a Team Waterfall trip in Worley's Cave near Bluff City, TN. Rocky led a group of us that consisted of Christy, Spencer, Stephanie, Thomas, and me. We did a loop that required one tricky...


Hurricane Wall exploration, Linville Gorge,...
60 photos
Photos from an off-trail hike in Linville Gorge with Team Waterfall and PATH. We started at the Halfway Trailhead and hiked up to Jonas Ridge. We descended from Sitting Bear Mountain past Sitting...

Rocky Bottom Creek, SC, 2/23/16
20 photos
Photos from an off-trail exploration of Rocky Bottom Creek with Brenda and Jennifer. We started from the Clayton Highway a short distance from the community of Rocky Bottom. We followed old roads...

Higgins Creek and Ramsey Creek, TN, 2/20-21, 2016
20 photos
Photos from two short hikes in northeast Tennessee. On Saturday, Christy, Darrin (the Salmon), and I joined Matt and John (the Gnome) for a Team Waterfall hike to four waterfalls on Lower Higgins...

Anchor Village and Clarion, PA, Feb 2016
10 photos
Photos from a quick visit to Anchor Village, where Christy and I got married 11+ years ago.

Nine Times and more (SC), 2/6/16
22 photos
Photos from several short hikes with Christy and the dogs. First we made a quick visit to Glassy Mountain. Then we visited the petroglpyhs at Hagood Mill near Pickens. After that we hiked to Cedar...


Eastatoe Gorge 2/4/16
34 photos
Photos from an exploratory hike with Jennifer in the Eastatoe Creek Gorge. First we hiked to the Eastatoe Narrows. We explored the area thoroughly, finding a waterfall just downstream, viewing The...

Terrapin Mountain, 1/31/16
36 photos
Photos from a fantastic hike led by Spencer. Terrapin has some of the best views in NC! "Inspiration, move me brightly. light the song with sense and color; Hold away despair, more than this...

New River Gorge (WV) and Clearfield (PA)
24 photos
I recently drove to Clearfield PA. Along the way I stopped in the New River Gorge and did the hike to Long Point in knee-deep snow. Most of the other trailhead parking areas were inaccessible due...

Fork Creek in Big Pisgah / Little Canada, 1/30/16
32 photos
Photos from an incredible Team Waterfall adventure along Fork Creek. The entire hike was in over a foot of snow! First we bushwhacked to Stillhouse Falls. This waterfall was my 100th waterfall in...

Big Bend National Park, January 2016
84 photos, 1 video
Photos from a solo backpacking trip in the Chisos Mountains. I hiked up the Laguna Meadows Trail, hiked the whole rim, and descended The Pinnacles Trail. My campsite, NE3, was a convenient 5 minute...


South Carolina waterfalls, 1/16/16
20 photos
Photos from an exploratory hike with Darrin, Bob, Bob's son Aaron, and Jake near Jones Gap State Park, SC. We found several previously undocumented waterfalls and two cliffs with great views.

Guadalupe Peak, Guadalupe Mountains National...
72 photos
Photos from a solo hike in the snow to the summit of Guadalupe Peak, the highest mountain in Texas. The snow and rime ice was spectacular, and the fog surrounding the summit cleared shortly after I...

Devil's Den, Guadalupe Mountains National Park,...
37 photos
Photos from a hike in the snow to the Devil's Den slot canyon in Guadalupe Mountains National Park. Trip report: www.angelfire.com/trek/fungi/Texas/Devils_Den_1-16.html

Carlsbad Caverns National Park, 1/7/16
57 photos
Photos from the first full day of my trip to West Texas. I car camped at Guadalupe Mountains National Park. Due to high winds, I decided to visit Carlsbad Caverns that first day. Photography was...

Summer 2015, part 5, Haines, Chilkat State Park,...
56 photos
Photos from the final 2 days of our Alaska trip. We drove from Kluane National Park in the Yukon on the first day. Originally we planned another hike in Canada, but rainy weather led to a change in...


Summer 2015, Alaska and the Yukon, part 5, Mount...
49 photos
Photos from 2 days in Kluane National Park. The first day was beautiful, and Christy and I climbed Mount Decoeli. The peak was challenging but spectacular! The next day was rainy so we drove on...

Summer 2015, Alaska, part 5, Whitehorse, Dawson...
36 photos
Photos from a road trip from Skagway, Alaska to White Pass, Whitehorse, and Dawson City. We then car camped and did dayhikes to Grizzly Lake and Goldensides Mountain in Tombstone Provincial...

World's Edge and beyond, 1/2/16
23 photos
Photos from an exploratory hike with Christy at World's Edge in Chimney Rock State Park. We parked at Ottanola Gap and followed the ridge east. Just before Judes Gap we picked up an old road back...

Summer 2015, Alaska part 4, the Chilkoot Trail,...
149 photos
Photos from our 3 day, 33 mile backpacking trip from Dyea, Alaska over Chilkoot Pass to Lake Bennett, British Columbia. The trail follows the route of the 1898 gold rush stampede. Trip report: ...

South Mountains explorations, 12/27/15
12 photos
Photos from an exploratory hike with Spencer, Stephanie, Dillon, Lauren, Trey, and Mandi in the South Mountains. We found two virtually unknown waterfalls on unnamed streams, along with an old...


Summer 2015, Alaska, part 4, Skagway and an...
53 photos
Part 4 of our trip started with a ferry ride from Juneau to Skagway. We spent a couple of days in Skagway and then 3 days backpacking the Chilkoot Trail. The morning of the ferry ride was foggy and...

Cumberland Plateau December 2015
52 photos
Photos from a trip with Christy to the Cumberland Plateau. Trip report: www.angelfire.com/trek/fungi/Alabama/Cumberland_Plateau_1...

Waddle Branch, Corbin Creek, and the upper...
18 photos, 1 video
Photos from a long weekend with Team Waterfall. On Friday I made the short but brutal bushwhack to the waterfall on Waddle Branch and explored the upper half of Corbin Creek Falls. on Saturday Team...

Summer 2015, Alaska, part 3, Sitka, Indian River,...
24 photos
Photos from the last two days of the third part of our trip in Sitka. After returning to Kruzoff Island we hiked to an amazing waterfall on the Indian River. On our last day we toured the Sitka...

South Mountains Game Lands & Camp McCall, 11/29/15
54 photos
Photos from two solo hikes in the South Mountains. First I visited Camp McCall to see the waterfall on Somey Creek. The camp's website says that it is open to the public, but the gate was closed...


Summer 2015, Alaska, part 3. Mount Edgecumbe.
66 photos, 2 videos
For the third part of our trip, Christy and I took a ferry from Juneau to Sitka. We then hired a boat to take us to Kruzof Island. We backpacked to a shelter 4 miles up. The weather was pretty...

Buzzards Roost, South Mountains, 11/22/15
12 photos
Photos from a hike with Christy and the dogs to Buzzards Roost, the highest point in the South Mountains. We parked at Sisk Gap but could've driven farther, as the gate was open for hunting season. ...

Linville Gorge Shortoff Mountain, 11/21/15
31 photos
Photos from Preston's outdoor adventure birthday party, with Preston, Spencer, Scott, and many others. We hiked up from the Wolfpit Trailhead and camped in John's Kitchen on Shortoff.

Rumbling Bald, 11/15/15
39 photos
Photos from a hike with Brenda and the dogs to Rumbling Bald. We started near Lake Lure and hiked to Party Rock, the summit of Rumbling Bald, and Eagle Rock. Party Rock features great views of Lake...

Sid's Falls 11/1/15
16 photos
Photos from several short hikes in Oconee County, SC. First Johnny and I hiked Bernie's Trail to Sid's Falls. Then we visited Reedy Branch Falls - a new one for me. That was a great suggestion...


Glacier Bay National Park, days 6-7, July 2015
39 photos
Photos from the last 2 days of our trip in Glacier Bay National Park. On day 6 we paddled from Ptarmigan Creek to the Scidmore Cut, and then waited for high tide. We still had to do some portaging,...

North Harper Creek, 11/1/15
41 photos
Photos from a hike with Darrin to Bard Falls, Chestnut Cove Branch Falls, and North Harper Creek Falls on North Harper Creek.

Hurricane Wall in Linville Gorge, 10/17, 10/22, &...
53 photos
Photos from 3 hikes in 8 days in Linville Gorge. I returned to the same area 3 times to see the fall colors change. It was amazing how much the color progressed over this time. The first hike was...

Upper Whitewater River gorge, 10/24/15
39 photos, 2 videos
Photos from a hike with Rocky, Joe, Thomas, Kitty, and Stephanie to the upper Whitewater River gorge.

John B Neale Falls & Bernie's Falls, 10/23/15
26 photos
Photos from a hike with Jack, Thomas, and Kitty to John B Neale Falls and Bernie's Falls in the Nantahala National Forest.


LOST in Linville Gorge & Crabtree Falls, 10/16/15
52 photos
Photos from an off-trail hike with Josh, Chris, Michael, and Wally on LOST (Lower Original Scramblers Trail). The route follows the original path of the Rockjock Trail, connecting Bluejay Point, One...

The Pinnacle and Blackrock, 10/14&15, 2015
22 photos
Photos from two after-work evening hikes. First I hiked with Scott and Nancy from Fisher Creek to The Pinnacle. We stayed for sunset and hiked back down in the dark. The hike is on an old, rocky...

Upper Sols Creek Falls and Cedar Cliff, 10/12-13,...
13 photos
Photos from two evening hikes in the Little Canada area. The first was a solo hike to Upper Sols Creek Falls. The second was a hike with Scott and Thomas to the top of Cedar Cliff above Bear Creek...

Little Canada and Panthertown Valley, 1010-11,...
30 photos
Photos from short hikes with Christy and the dogs in the rain to several waterfalls in and around Little Canada and Highlands. The next day Dillon joined us for a hike to Cold Mountain in Panthertown...

Chestnut Knob, Devil's Courthouse, and Sam...
44 photos
Photos from a hike with Brenda in the Big Sam / Black Balsam area. First we made a loop combining the Mountains to Sea and Little Sam Trails. Highlights included fall foliage and a sea of fog in...


Glacier Bay National Park, day 5, July 2015
62 photos
Photos from day 5 of our sea kayaking trip in Glacier Bay National Park. We paddled thru lots of ice from John Hopkins Glacier to Ptarmigan Creek. The sun finally came out! That afternoon we...

Glacier Bay National Park, day 3-4
56 photos, 2 videos
Photos from the next two days of our trip to Glacier Bay. On day 3 we woke at our campsite at the head of Scidmore Bay to clearing skies. After portaging the Scidmore Cut, we paddled up the main...

Glacier Bay National Park, days 1-2, July 2015
48 photos
Photos from our first two days in Glacier Bay National Park. We started with a ferry ride from Juneau to Gustavus and a van ride from the Gustavus port to park headquarters. The next day we took...

Lower Thompson and Lower Whitewater Rivers, 9/19...
47 photos
Photos from two Team Waterfall hikes. On Saturday, Darrin, Bob, Jack, Scott, and Kitty joined me for a hike up the Thompson River from Lake Jocassee. We found several remote, unknown waterfalls,...

Upper Whitewater River gorge, 9/13/15
13 photos
FURTHUR - Photos from Team Waterfall's furthur explorations of the upper Whitewater River. This trip included Christy, Brenda, Jack, Dillon, and Thomas. Jack and Thomas did the full thru-hike to...


Courthouse Creek, 9/6/15
18 photos
Photos from a hike with Dillon, Lauren, and the dogs, Boone, Kona, and Blizzy, in the Courthouse Creek area. I started with a quick visit to Cathy's Creek Falls. I met Dillon and Lauren at a large...

Little Cove Creek, Green River Gamelands, 8/30/15
29 photos
Photos from my hike with Jack and Brenda to Little Cove Creek in the Green River Gamelands, We revisited three waterfalls we'd discovered a few years earlier - Milton Bradley Falls, Bradley Cooper...

Granite City and Blackrock Mountain, 8/23/15
28 photos
Photos from a hike with Spencer, Stephanie, and Scott to Granite City and Blackrock Mountain near Highlands. Granite City is an impressive maze of huge boulders and fissure caves. Blackrock...

Upper Whitewater River gorge, 8/22/15
39 photos
Photos from an exploratory hike with Scott, Spencer, and Stephanie through the Upper Whitewater River gorge upstream from highway 281. We saw 11 waterfalls, an impressive cave, and an incredible...

Perseverance Trail, 7/15/15
23 photos
On our final day in Juneau, Christy and I hiked the Perseverance Trail to Elmer Falls and Lurvey Falls. Originally we planned to climb either Mount Juneau or Mount Roberts, but rain forced a changed...


Herbert Glacier, 7/14/15
13 photos
Photos from our hike to the Herbert Glacier. The hike was easy until the end. Access to the foot of the glacier is now very difficult because the river has washed out the trail. Serious climbing /...

Point Bridget State Park, 7/13/15
32 photos
Photos from day 2 of our Alaska trip. We hiked to Point Bridget on the coast north of Juneau. It was a foggy, rainy day, so this was a good choice. We saw old growth forest, interesting swamps, a...

West Glacier Trail, 7/12/15
41 photos
Photos from our hike on the West Glacier Trail to views of Mendenhall Glacier, Mendenhall Lake, and Nugget Falls.

4th of July camping party near the Mountain...
35 photos
Photos from a backpacking trip and 4th of July celebration in the mountains of SC.

Bear Creek Lake and Bonas Defeat, 6/27-28, 2015
57 photos, 2 videos
Photos from a Team Waterfall trip to Bear Creek Island. We paddled out to an island in the middle of the lake and did short hikes to Verde Falls on Robinson Creek and Sols Creek Falls. On Sunday,...


The Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta, GA
39 photos, 2 videos
Photos from a visit to the Georgia Aquarium. It was well worth it. Highlights included the Beluga Whales, a giant reef tank with Manta Rays and Whale Sharks, and of course, the jellyfish.

Bernie's Falls, 6/20/15
15 photos
Photos from a hike with Christy, Brenda, and the dogs to Bernie's Falls.

High Falls on the West Fork of the Tuckaseegee...
10 photos, 2 videos
Photos from my visit with Christy and the dogs to High Falls on the West Fork of the Tuckaseegee River for the dam release.

Hanging Rock State Park, 6/16/15
13 photos
Photos from an evening hike with Stephanie and her father Wayne at Hanging Rock State Park. We hiked from the main parking lot at the lake to Wolf Rock, Cooks Wall, and the Devil's Chimney. Later...

Suzy's Knob, Russell Creek Cave, and Steels...
43 photos
Photos from Spencer's backcountry birthday weekend, featuring a camping trip on Suzy's Knob, a late night bushwhack to Russell Creek Cave, and creek walking and swimming in Steels Creek.


Cedar Falls (SC) 5/26/15
15 photos
Photos from a visit to Cedar Falls (near Fountain Inn, SC) with Spencer, Stephanie, Dillon, Lauren, and Stephanie's dog Aries. Spencer made a real adventure out of our visit. He climbed down onto...

Harmon Den dayhike, 5/24/15
13 photos
Photos from a dayhike with Brenda, Dillon, and the dogs on the A.T. Groundhog Creek Trail, and Rube Rock Trail in the Harmon Den area. We were hoping to check out some creeks for potential...

Spencer's Rock (SC) 5/19/15
6 photos
Photos from a sunset hike with Spencer to Spencer's Rock.

Windy Falls, 5/17/15
54 photos
Photos from my hike with Jack, Darrin, Dillon, Spencer, and Stephanie to Windy Falls on the Horsepasture River. Trip report: www.angelfire.com/trek/fungi/NC/Jocassee/Windy_Falls_5-15...

Black Mountain Crest dayhike, 5/9/15
56 photos
Photos from my hike with Brenda in the Black Mountains. After running a quick shuttle we hiked the Woody Ridge Trail, the northern portion of the Black Mountain Crest, and the Colbert Ridge Trail. ...


Grassy Ridge in the Roan Highlands, 5/2/15
35 photos
Photos from a hike with Christy from Roaring Fork to Grassy Ridge. We started the hike by going off trail along Elk Hollow Branch for a couple of miles. We found a substantial cascade, before...

Jocassee Gorges 4/25-26, 2015
82 photos
Photos from several hikes in the Jocassee Gorges. First I did a solo hike with the dogs to the waterfalls on Auger Fork Creek and Maple Springs Branch. That afternoon I joined Darrin, Thomas,...

Wild Hog Creek and Pinnacle Falls, 4/17/15
30 photos
Photos from a third visit to Pinnacle Falls on Abner Creek, followed by an exploratory hike on Wild Hog Creek with Brenda. We found 3 waterfalls and a cave, and I believe there are 2 more waterfalls...

The Great Channels of Virginia and Beartown...
71 photos
Photos from a hike to The Great Channels of Virginia with Rick Shortt. The Great Channels are a series of deep, narrow passageways in a sandstone outcrop. It's a fun place to explore! Afterwards...

Big Bend National Park (TX), 3/7-8, 2015
85 photos
Photos from my weekend visit to Big Bend National Park. On the first day I did a long dayhike (about 16 miles) in the Chisos Mountains, combining the Pinnacles Trail, Emory Peak, the southwest rim,...


Mount Jefferson and the frescoes of St. Mary's...
7 photos
Photos from a short visit to Mount Jefferson State Natural Area with Christy, my mom, my mother-in-law, and my niece. Afterwards we visited St. Mary's Episcopal Church to see the frescoes.

Three Top Mountain, 4/9/15
15 photos
Thursday's forecast called for afternoon thunderstorms, and I had some family obligations starting late that morning. Rather than taking a day off, I got up at 5am and hiked to Huckleberry Rock on...

Grayson Highlands State Park, 4/8/15
20 photos
Photos from a family hike in Grayson Highlands State Park. Christy, my sister-in-law Megan, my mother-in-law Carolyn, my nephew Nathan, and Megan's German exchange student Jonas, joined me and the...

Mountains to Sea Trail 4/6/15
27 photos
Photos from a hike with Bob and the dogs on the Mountains-to-Sea Trail. We started along the Parkway north of The Lump and hiked to the Cascades at Jeffress Park. We took a short side trip to The...

Mount Rogers and Grayson Highlands State Park...
42 photos
Photos from a hike with Christy and the dogs to Rhododendron Gap and Thomas Knob starting from Grayson Highlands State Park. We saw dozens of "wild" ponies and enjoyed great long-distance...


Elk Knob State Park dayhike 4/4/15
9 photos
Photos from a 4-mile round trip hike to the summit of Elk Knob. It was a sunny, but cold and windy start to our vacation. This trail is a great one for wildflowers in late April and early May, but...

Fungi Falls and the Green River Game Lands
27 photos
Photos from a short hike with Jack, Bob, and the dogs to Fungi Falls on Ostin Creek. Later we hiked to Little Bradley Falls, and I finished the day with a solo hike to the cliff overlook of Big...

Pinnacle Falls and the brink of Sassafras Falls,...
18 photos, 1 video
Photos from a hike with Christy, Brenda, Johnny, Cynthia, and the dogs to Pinnacle Falls on Abner Creek. I returned for the second time in two weeks to get better photos and to show the falls to ...

Linville Gorge, 3/20/15
62 photos
Photos from an exciting adventure with Spencer, Stephanie, Darrin, and Mitch in Linville Gorge. I started my day with a short warm-up hike to the Black Fork climbing area and Still Falls. Then I...

Pinnacle Falls on Abner Creek (SC) 3/14/15
39 photos
Photos from an exploratory dayhike with Darrin, Jack, Mitch, Brenda, Spencer, Stephanie, Dillon, Thomas, Kitty, and the dogs to Pinnacle Falls on Abner Creek. I always thought that this waterfall...


DuPont State Forest, 2/28/15
30 photos
Photos from an afternoon hike with Christy and the dogs from the Fawn Lake Trailhead to Bridal Veil Falls in DuPont State Forest. Most of the hike was through several inches of snow, and some of the...

Sassafras Falls (SC) dayhike, 2/21/15
34 photos
Photos from a solo hike to a frozen Sassafras Falls, on an unnamed tributary of Rocky Bottom Creek that starts high up on Sassafras Mountain. Trip...

Grandfather Mountain dayhike, 1/31/15
28 photos
Photos from a dayhike with Bob J up the Profile Trail to Calloway Peak on Grandfather Mountain. Trip report: www.angelfire.com/trek/fungi/NC/HighCountry/Grandfather_1...

North Georgia waterfalls and The Hike Inn,...
18 photos
Photos from several hikes in North Georgia with Darrin. On Friday we hiked to 4 waterfalls on Falls Creek in the Wildcat Tract of Dawson Forest, east of Jasper. It was a cold, windy, rainy day, but...

Hickory Nut Gorge dayhike, 1/17/15
49 photos
Photos from a hike with Brenda, Bob, Aaron, and the dogs from the "Stone Chimney" Trailhead at Laughing Waters to HIckory Nut Gap. We hiked the trail recently completed by the Carolina...


Rockjock Trail, Linville Gorge, 1/11/15
55 photos
Photos from a dayhike with Brenda on the Rockjock Trail in Linville Gorge. The goal of the hike was to see Blue Jay Falls frozen. We also visited Buzzards Point and I explored down LOST as far as...

Everglades National Park (part 2), December, 2014
39 photos
Photos from the last 2 days of our trip to Everglades, plus some photos from our visit to Miami. We spent our last 2 days in the Everglades backpacking from Flamingo to Clubhouse Beach on the...

Everglades National Park (part 1) December, 2014
15 photos
Photos from the first couple of days of our trip to Everglades National Park in Florida. We stayed at the Flamingo Campground and did a 4 hour kayaking trip to Mud Lake. That afternoon we mountain...

Swallow Falls State Park (MD) 12/21/14
13 photos
Photos from a short hike with Christy to 4 waterfalls in Swallow Falls State Park near Accident, Maryland. We visited Muddy Creek Falls, Lower Swallow Falls, Upper Swallow Falls, Tolliver Creek...

Lake O'Hara (part 2), Yoho National Park
55 photos
Photos from days 2 and 3 of our visit to Lake O'Hara. This included hikes to the Odaray Grandview Prospect, Lake McArthur, Linda Lake, Cathedral Lake, Wiwaxy Gap, and Lake Oesa. Trip...


Lake O'Hara (part 1), Yoho National Park, British...
45 photos
Photos from the first day of our visit to Lake O'Hara. We hiked from the campground to Lake O'Hara and up to Lake Oesa. From there we followed the Yukeness Ledges portion of the alpine circuit to...

Upper NC Wall, Linville Gorge, 12/14/14
26 photos
Photos from a dayhike with Brenda in Linville Gorge. We started at the Table Rock Picnic Area and followed the Mountains to Sea Trail south. We bushwhacked out to a point above the Arete viewpoint...

Brasstown Creek and Fall Creek
8 photos
Photos from a camping trip to Little Brasstown Falls and and a dayhike to Fall Creek Falls. Trip report: www.angelfire.com/trek/fungi/SC/Fall_Creek_Falls_12-14.html

Burstall Pass dayhike, Peter Lougheed Provincial...
27 photos
Photos from a solo dayhike from Spray Lakes Road to Burstall Pass, on the border of Peter Lougheed Provincial Park and Banff National Park. Trip...

Fairview Mountain dayhike, August 2014
15 photos
Photos from a solo hike from Lake Louise to Fairview Mountain. Trip report: flic.kr/s/aHsk5PC35N


Yoho Valley backpacking trip, August 2014
84 photos
Photos from our 3-day backpacking trip to Yoho Valley. We did the loop combining Yoho Valley, Little Yoho Valley, and the Iceline Trail. We also did a side trip (almost) to the base of the Yoho...

Raven Cliff Falls (SC) dayhike 11/15/14
32 photos
Photos from my hike with Darrin, Van, and Josh to Raven Cliff Falls. We extended the hike to Moonshine Falls before exiting at Asbury Hills. Josh's trip...

Bow Peak dayhike, 8/7/14
24 photos
Photo from a solo dayhike from Bow Lake to Crowfoot Pass, followed by a scramble up Bow Peak. Trip report: www.angelfire.com/trek/fungi/Canada/Rockies/Bow_Peak.html

Whitewater River, 10/31/14
41 photos
Photos from my dayhike with Brenda to Lower Whitewater Falls, the Whitewater River, and Whitewater Falls. Trip report: www.angelfire.com/trek/fungi/NC/Jocassee/Whitewater_River...

Windy Falls 10/26/14
45 photos
Photos from my hike with Brenda, Bob J, Billy, and the dogs to Windy Falls on the Horspasture River. Trip report: www.angelfire.com/trek/fungi/NC/Jocassee/Windy_Falls_10-1...


Bow Lake and Bow Glacier Falls dayhike, Banff...
33 photos
Photos from our dayhike to Bow Glacier Falls. We also visited Peyto Lake (overlook), Hector Lake, and Panther Falls. Trip report: www.angelfire.com/trek/fungi/Canada/Rockies/Bow_Glacier_F...

Panthertown Valley and the Fishhawk Mountains,...
34 photos
Photos from a weekend with Christy. We car camped at Cherry Hill and did dayhikes to Little Green Mountain in Panthertown Valley and Whiterock Mountain in the Fishhawk Mountains west of...

North Harper Creek, 10/12/14
35 photos
Photos from a weekend in and around Boone, including a dayhike with Brenda and Johnny to North Harper Creek and Little Lost Cove Cliffs. Trip...

Big Yellow dayhike, 105/14
30 photos
Photos from a dayhike with Christy, Brenda, and the dogs from the Roaring Creek trailhead to Big Yellow in the Roan Highlands.

Wilcox Pass, 8/4/14
28 photos
Photos from a solo hike to Wilcox Pass. Christy dropped me off at Tangle Creek, and I hiked to Wilcox Pass and then back to the campground. I also took a cross country side trip to Wilcox...


Saskatchewan Glacier, 7/31/14
9 photos
Photos from our hike to the foot of the Saskatchewan Glacier. Most of the photos were taken with Christy's phone because my camera battery died.

Brazeau backpacking trip part 3
36 photos
Photos from the last 2 days of our backpacking trip, including Cataract Creek, the Cline River, Pinto Lake, and Sunset Pass. Trip report: www.angelfire.com/trek/fungi/Canada/Rockies/Brazeau3.html

Tumbling Fun Falls, 9/27/14
10 photos
Photos from a bushwhack with Jonathan, Jess, and the dogs to Tumbling Fun Falls on Mill Creek in the Thompson River drainage. This was my third attempt at Tumbling Fun Falls. I finally made it,...

Courthouse Creek, 9/20/14
6 photos
Photos from a partially off-trail dayhike with Brenda along Courthouse Creek. We hiked from highway 215 to Devil's Courthouse on the Blue Ridge Parkway, passing Summey Cove, Courthouse Falls, and...

Caney Creek Falls and Muscle Shoals, AL, 9/17/14
19 photos
Photos from a short hike to Upper Caney Creek Falls and Lower Caney Creek Falls in the Bankhead National Forest, just outside the Sipsey Wilderness Area. Also included are photos from an old...


Brazeau backpacking trip, part 2, Jasper National...
70 photos
Photos from days 4 and 5 from my backpacking trip with Dave in Jasper National Park. On day 4 we hiked from Jonas Cutoff Campground over Jonas Pass and back down to the Brazeau River. After camping...

Laurel Fork (TN), 9/13/14
26 photos
Photos from a hike with Brenda along the Laurel Fork of the Doe River. We hiked from Frog Level to highway 321 near Hampton, TN. First we explored Firescald Branch Falls, which is on a side stream...

Mountaineering training and Mount Athabasca...
32 photos
Photos from our Snow and Ice Long Weekend class with Yamnuska Mountain Adventures. We spent two days learning how to use an ice axe and walk in crampons. On the final day we attempted to climb...

Lost Cove (NC) dayhike, 8/31/14
47 photos
Photos from a hike with Christy, Brenda, Bob, Megan, Nathan, and Jonas to Lost Cove. Lost Cove was an isolated community in the Nolichucky River Gorge. The last residents left in the 50's, and the...

Tonquin Valley, Jasper National Park, 7/20-23,...
49 photos
Photos from the first two days of my four day backpacking trip with Dave in Tonquin Valley. We started at Portal Creek and hiked all the way to Amethyst Lake the first day. The next day we dayhiked...


Tonquin Valley, Jasper National Park, 7/20-23,...
47 photos
Photos from the last two days of my four day backpacking trip with Dave in Tonquin Valley. We started at Portal Creek and hiked all the way to Amethyst Lake the first day. The next day we dayhiked...

Brazeau backpacking trip, part 1, Jasper National...
57 photos
Photos from days 1-3 of my 7-day backpacking trip with Dave. We started out by hiking from the highway over Nigel Pass on a rainy day. The next day was a little better as we continued down the...

Mackey Creek, 7/12/14
29 photos
Photos from a solo hike from Curtis Creek Campground to Mackey Creek. Trip report: www.angelfire.com/trek/fungi/NC/Black_Mountains/Mackey_Cr...

Black Fork and Yellow Fork of Paddy Creek, 7/6/14
36 photos
Photos from 2 hikes with Christy, Brenda, Myron, Dorcas, and the dogs. First we hiked from Dobson Knob Road to "Black Fork", where we found impressive cliffs, small waterfalls, a cool...

South Mountains State Park, 6/29/14
17 photos
Photos from a solo off-trail hike in the South Mountains. I hiked to High Shoals Falls, and then walked the river upstream. I continued up Nettle Branch to an obscure waterfall. It's small, but...


Roan Highlands, 6/15/14
28 photos
Photos from a hike with Brenda and the dogs from Roaring Creek to Grassy Ridge. I was hoping for big views and blooming rhododendron and got neither. I was too early for the former (Friday night's...

Dismal Falls, 6/15/14
17 photos
Photos from my hike with Van to Dismal Falls. We also visited Aunt Sally's Falls, Rhapsody Falls, the Dismal Creek Gorge Wall, and two unnamed waterfalls along the way. Trip...

Team Waterfall hike, June 2014
20 photos
Photos from a hike with Team Waterfall to a number of virtually unknown waterfalls in the Nantahala National Forest. We found out about these waterfalls on a tip from a friend, on the condition that...

Landsford Canal State Park, SC
10 photos
Photos from a short hike and paddle in the Catawba River to see the rare rocky shoals spider lilies. Trip report: www.angelfire.com/trek/fungi/SC/Landsford_Canal_SP_6-14.html

The Pinnacle, High Falls, and Bernie's Falls,...
48 photos, 2 videos
Photos from 3 hikes in one weekend. First, the dogs and I backpacked solo to The Pinnacle above Sylva. The next morning, we joined Brenda, Bernie, John, Kevin Adams, Paul Albert, and lots of other...


Nantahala National Forest, 5/23-26, 2014
67 photos
Photos from my 4-day backpacking trip with the dogs on the Appalachian Trail and Bartram Trail. I hiked the A.T. from Deep Gap, west of Standing Indian, to Wayah Bald. From there, I followed the...

Panthertown Valley, 5/11/14
36 photos
Photos from my dayhike with Brenda, George, and the dogs in Panthertown Valley. We visited Schoolhouse Falls, Little Green Mountain, Granny Burrell Falls, the Great Wall, and Panthertown Creek Falls.

Big Ivy 5/3/14
24 photos
Photos from an exploratory hike with Jack, Jonathan, Jess, and the dogs downstream from Douglas Falls. A steep, hardcore bushwhack got us down to the confluence of Waterfall Creek and Douglas Creek....

Tallulah Gorge GA, 4/25/14
53 photos, 1 video
Photos from two days spent along the Tallulah River. On my way home from a work assignment in Dalton, GA I camped near the headwaters of the Tallulah River northwest of Clayton, GA. I did two short...

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, April 2014
75 photos
Photos from a 3-day solo backpacking trip in the Smokies. I started and finished at the Deep Creek Campground on the outskirts of Bryson City, NC. I hiked up the Noland Divide Trail before dropping...


Foothills Trail, Sassafras Mountain to Drawbar...
22 photos
Photos from my hike with Bob, his son Aaron, and the dogs on the Foothills Trail from Sassafras Mountain to Drawbar Cliffs. Trip report: www.angelfire.com/trek/fungi/SC/Drawbar_Cliffs_4-14.html

Roan Mountain, 3/30/14
41 photos
Photos from my hike with Christy and dogs to Roan Mountain. We picked Roan to get in one last snow hike before the end of winter. There was several inches of snow on the ground, and lots of ice in...

Reedy Cove Creek, 3/22/14
24 photos
Photos from a solo dayhike along Reedy Cove Creek upstream from Twin Falls (SC). Trip report: www.angelfire.com/trek/fungi/SC/Reedy_Cove_Creek_3-14.html

Cumberland Plateau, 3/14-16, 2014
53 photos
Photos from a weekend of backpacking, dayhiking, and car camping with Darrin and Mitch on the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee. Highlights included a backpacking trip to Virgin Falls, a dayhike to...

Rocky Bottom (SC) 3/8/14
27 photos
Photos from an exploratory off-trail hike with Brenda to an undocumented waterfall on a tributary of Rocky Bottom Creek. Also included a short visits to King Creek Falls and Station Cove Falls.


Little Cove Creek, Green River Game Lands, 3/2/13
20 photos
Photos from a dayhike with Jack, Brenda, and Johnny in the Green River Game Lands. Jack Thyen and I "discovered" 3 waterfalls there two years ago. We revisited them on this hike. We also...

Mashbox Falls and the Mountain Bridge Passage,...
21 photos
Photos from a hike with Darrin, Brenda, Van, and the dogs in the Mountain Bridge Wilderness. We visited Mashbox Falls and visited several other obscure waterfalls and cascades. We did trail...

Big Creek, Great Smoky Mountains NP dayhike,...
18 photos
Photos from our weekend in Asheville. Christy and I went to the Umphrey's McGee show in Asheville Friday night and hiked to Big Creek and Mouse Creek Falls on Saturday. Trip...

The Hike Inn, 2/7-9, 2014
28 photos
Photos from my weekend with Darrin in North Georgia. We car camped at Neels Gap Friday night, and did three short hikes on Saturday. That afternoon we hiked to The Hike Inn, where Darrin was...

Glacier National Park, part 9, August 2013
20 photos
Photos from the last day of my solo 12-day backpacking trip in Glacier. I hiked from Fifty Mountain to Granite Park and down to the Loop Trailhead on Going to the Sun Road. Trip...


Rainbow Falls (SC) dayhike, 2/1/14
28 photos
Photos from my hike with Christy, Van, and the dogs from Jones Gap to Rainbow Falls. It was 28 degrees when we started our hike at 9:15, and the first mile of trail was very icy. There was also...

East Fork French Broad River, 1/25/14
12 photos
Photos from an exploratory hike with Christy, Brenda, Jack, Jonathan, Jess, and the dogs into the headwaters of the East Fork of the French Broad River. This area was all private property until...

Death Valley National Park (CA) 1/12/14
50 photos
Photos from short hikes in Death Valley. I arrived at night and camped at Furnace Creek. I got up the next morning at 5am and hiked into the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes before dawn. I watched the...

Laurel Fork Falls (SC), 1/4/13
22 photos
Photos from a hike with Darrin, Brenda, Van, Bob, and the dogs to Laurel Fork Falls on Lake Jocassee. According to conventional wisdom, the only way to get a good view of the falls from the base is...

Cuyahoga Valley National Park (OH) 12/28/13
31 photos
Photos from my hike with Dave in Cuyahoga Valley National Park, near Cleveland. We visited three lovely waterfalls and hiked a small part of the Buckeye Trail. Trip report: ...


Clearfield, PA railroad tracks, December 2013 &...
39 photos
Photos from walks along the RR tracks and old railroad grades near Clearfield, PA. Trip report: www.angelfire.com/trek/fungi/Pennsylvania/Clearfield_RR_1...

World's Edge, Chimney Rock State Park, 12/15/13
13 photos
Photos from an exploratory hike with Darrin and Van in the World's Edge area of the new Chimney Rock State Park. We hiked an old, gated road from Ottanola Gap down past Pool Creek. Some...

Glacier National Park, August 2013, part 2
47 photos
Photos from days 2 and 3 of my solo backpacking trip in Glacier. On day 2 I hiked from the Gable Creek campsite in the Belly River valley to Helen Lake. On day 3 I hiked from Helen Lake to Cosley...

Asbury Hills (SC) 11/29/13
6 photos
Photos from an exploratory hike in search of 3 relatively unknown waterfalls. Darrin got a hot tip on these from an employee at Asbury Hills Camp. We didn't find the first one, allegedly a 40...

Little Table Rock Mountain & Hanging Rock (Bear's...
20 photos
Photos from two 1/2 day hikes with Brenda, Jonathan, and Jess. First we hiked to Little Table Rock Mountain. It's not in Linville Gorge - it's off the Blue Ridge Parkway near Little Switzerland. ...


Glacier National Park, August 2013, Hidden Lake...
21 photos
Photos from a solo morning hike from Logan Pass to the Hidden Lake overlook. Also included are a couple of photos from Missoula at the end of the trip. Trip...

Glacier National Park, August 2013, Piegan Pass...
27 photos
Photos from my dayhike with Dave from Siyeh Bend on the Going to the Sun Road to Piegan Pass and on to Grinnell Lake, Lake Josephine, Swiftcurrent Lake, and Many Glacier Hotel. Trip...

Glacier National Park, August 2013, Grinnell...
24 photos
Photos from my dayhike with Dave to Grinnell Glacier. Trip report: www.angelfire.com/trek/fungi/Montana/Grinnell_Glacier_8-1...

Glacier National Park, August 2013, part 8, Fifty...
38 photos
Photos from day 11 of my 12-day backpacking trip in Glacier. I descended from Stoney Indian Lake to the Waterton Valley, and then hiked up the valley to the alpine country at Fifty Mountain. That...

South Mountains State Park, 11/4/13
19 photos
Photos from a solo dayhike in South Mountains State Park. I hiked to High Shoals Falls and Upper Falls, to take advantage of the early morning light. I then enjoyed several views from the Upper...