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N 170 B 20.1K C 82 E Apr 21, 2008 F Apr 24, 2008
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Here's another from this weeks fantastic trip to Havasu Falls. There are actually three huge waterfalls down there, and about a thousand smaller ones. This one is definitely my favorite. This is the same falls that I posted before, taken from the top side. Since a lot of people were asking questions on my last Havasu photo, let me try to explain a little about the place. I never really knew much about it until I went there. It really is a fascinating place to visit. It's about 50 miles west of Grand Canyon National Park, as the Crow flies, however... It's about a four hour drive! It's kinda like, you can't get there from here. It's on an Indian reservation. You drive for ever, through the desert, and come to a parking area. From there it's about 12 miles down into the bottom of a canyon to get to the falls. There are 3 options. #1 hike it. If you hike out, the last mile is the most deadly, steep switchbacks I've ever seen. #2 Mule ride. #3 helicopter ride. A fourth option is to hike, but you can put all your gear on a Mule, so you don't have to carry it. I took the helicopter ride in. The helicopter costs $85, and it's an awesome ride. It takes like 3 minutes, and lands down in the village. There is actually an Indian village of about 400 people who live down there near the falls, completely isolated from the world. Everything they need is brought in and out by helicopter. You see the helicopter flying back and fourth all day dangling a big cargo net full of everything you can possibly imagine. Once you land, it's an easy 2 mile hike down to where the falls are. You pay them something like a $50 camping fee, and you can set up a tent down by the falls. The Indians in the village are not particularly friendly. You ask them a question and they usually just kind of grunt at you like you're bothering them. The camping area is one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen. It's a whole other world from the desert up above. You're in this little oasis, of lush green trees, and beautiful aqua streams. The water didn't look real. Aside from swimming pools, and the Carribbean, I've never seen water that color. It looked fake, like I was in some resort where they have the fake waterfall, with the water dyed that unrealistic blue color. It felt like some kind of a Disney resort. I kept expecting a bunch of animals to all start singing a song. So, anyway, on the way out, I had to take the Mule ride. Unfortunantly, the Helicopter doesn't run on Tuesdays. I didn't want to hike it, because I was doing that crazy hike down into the Grand Canyon the very next day. Since I have not ridden on a Horse in 20 years, the Mule ride wasn't really any better than hiking. I'm chafed, and bruised, and sore from using muscles that I apparently never use.

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N 10 B 1.8K C 7 E Jan 5, 2007 F Jan 23, 2007
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This is Fall Creek Falls in Tennessee. After a rather trecherous hike straight down the side of a cliff, they strung a metal cable down the cliff to hang onto (really it wouldn't have been too bad if I didn't have a 40 pound camera bag on my back) I was rewarded with this view at the bottom.

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N 12 B 1.4K C 13 E Jan 15, 2007 F Jan 16, 2007
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Well, I'm back on the road again and somewhere in northern Georgia. This is the first actual new photo I've posted on flickr so far. I just joined 2 months ago, and so far all the crap I've uploaded was taken anywhere from 3 months ago to 17 years ago. I took this one yesterday. Lots more to come. So far waterfalls are about all I've shot in Tennessee and Georgia. There's lots of pretty ones here. I know I've done waterfalls to death, I just can't resist shooting a pretty waterfall.

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N 6 B 1.6K C 6 E Dec 22, 2006 F Dec 22, 2006
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This is Akaka falls, near Hilo, Hawaii. At 800 feet, it is one of the tallest waterfalls in Hawaii. There are actually no permanently flowing rivers on the island, all the rivers are just driven by rainfall running off the mountains. Normally this waterfall is just a skinny little trickle of water. When I was there we had quite the winter storm with record breaking rainfall. When you break a rainfall record in a rainforest, that's saying something! We had 70 inches of rain in 3 days! Yes, seriously! This was taken right after the rain stopped, so it was flowing very nicely.

This photo was published as a black and white poster by Galaxy of Graphics a couple of years ago and is available in 3 different size poster prints. see

www.galaxyofgraphics.com/ArtistPrints.asp?ID=158

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N 0 B 864 C 1 E Dec 22, 2006 F Dec 22, 2006
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Infrared of Rainbow falls inHilo, Hawaii

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