So today is International Waterfall Day, and the most interesting fact about the ‘day’–is that it was actually ‘created’ last year (2020) in the midst of the pandemic by a couple from Rochester New York, who love to check out waterfalls on trips and they don’t care if a hike is required or not.
So there are no natural waterfalls within Stillwater (I don’t count the water that rushes over the back end of Boomer Lake after heavy rains as a waterfall), but there are several within the state–I just haven’t been to any of them.
All the waterfalls I’ve seen have been on vacation–either to Hawaii:
This waterfall is on the Wailuku River in the Wailuku River State Park on the island of Hawaii, located within Hilo.
I both walked here on my own from my hotel, plus joined a group nature tour of the area as well.
In addition to the ‘normal’ waterfalls–there were plenty of ‘smaller ones as well around Hilo:
I’m sure that there are more waterfalls on the island of Hawaii, but since I was staying ‘local’ to Hilo–these were the only ones I saw.
One thing I love about waterfalls is the ‘mystery’ they can invoke–I always wonder is there a door to another ‘world’ lurking behind the falls, or the door to a ‘treasure’ room? Maybe it’s protecting a hibernating dragon………
In terms of the waterfalls I’ve seen in Northern Minnesota–they always depend on the time of year visiting and the amount of rain/snow that has come down and/or melted to feed the rivers.
One favorite park in northern Minnesota is Gooseberry Falls along the north shore of Lake Superior.
While there are waterfalls, they also feed into little pools that everyone shows up to swim or sit in–but watch out for the leeches.
Other rivers also have waterfalls along them–you just usually have to hike to find them.
So as you can tell–I like taking outdoor, nature photographs. I could spend a day at each park taking probably a hundred pictures and while people would say that most are duplicates–I can probably point out the minute differences between them.
There are numerous waterfalls both within the US (most national parks have a river going through them–and therefore possibly a waterfall, but Yosmite National Park is one that has some waterfalls I would like to see), and abroad.
The other waterfalls include: Niagara Falls (between New York & Canada)–I know it’s a ‘standard’ vacation spot–but I’d be going strictly for the pictures; Victoria Falls (Zambia), Angel Falls (Venezuela), Kursunlu Falls (Turkey), Ban Gioc Waterfall (Vietnam), and if I’m up to the hike–Sutherlands Fall in New Zealand.
Have you been to any of those falls? Also–where is your favorite waterfall located?