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  • Visitors Flock to Yosemite Waterfalls, Thanks to Winter Rains

    05/17/2016 5:09:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 5/17 | Joe Rosato Jr.
    Michael Peacher stared out at the sprawling Yosemite Valley, stretched out before him like a giant post card. Half Dome bathed in the early May morning sun. El Capitan sat stoically in the shifting shadows. But Peacher’s eyes were locked on Bridalveil Falls, roaring in the distance with a watery abandon. “Since 2011 we haven’t had any water whatsoever,” said Peacher, an avid kayaker. “Just been a horrible drought for the past four years.” California’s stifling drought got so bad Peacher moved to Washington where the rivers were full enough to kayak. But this winter, the rains returned to California...
  • Canoeist praised for ‘changing the map of Canada’ after dramatic encounter with unknown waterfalls

    08/01/2013 12:20:51 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 34 replies
    National Post ^ | 7/31/13 | Jake Edmiston
    Aerial photographs from the 1950s didn’t prepare Adam Shoalts for what he was about to encounter. The self-dubbed “modern explorer” was canoeing a stretch of little-known whitewater rapids just south of Hudson Bay when the river started to disappear in front of him. Courtesy: Adam Shoalts “I’ve discovered a waterfall and now I’m about to go straight over it,” Mr. Shoalts thought. “This is not good.” He tried to back paddle, but the current was too swift. And then, “It’s past the point of no return.” The current pivoted his canoe sideways, sending him down the 12-metre waterfall. As he...
  • Video Of Kayaker Going Off 186 Ft Water Falls (Crazy Man!)

    12/08/2010 10:27:33 AM PST · by Tom Hawks · 24 replies
    (Palouse Falls) The world is full of men and women who enjoy living on the edge, those who will not back down to a challenge that seems to dangerous for most people to even consider.A person with that type of personality is said to be a reckless free spirit that has a devil-may-care attitude. They seem to project to the world that "The devil may worry about what I'm doing, but I sure as hell don't." The most popular word used to describe those individuals is, "Daredevil" Well, that would describe Tyler Bradt, a 24 year old professional whitewater kayaker...
  • Geology Pictures of the Week, Dec. 6-12, 2009: A nice collection from Panoramio

    12/09/2009 9:11:32 PM PST · by cogitator · 14 replies · 749+ views
    Panoramio collection ^ | Jeff Sullivan
    While looking for something else, I stumbled across this guy's Panoramio collection. So I provide a sampling. He's got 17 pages worth, pretty good. He does some HDR (high dynamic range) -- I think I included one of those. Enjoy. (Click 'em for full-size.)
  • Geology Picture of the Week, June 15-21, 2008: Basaseachi Falls, Chihuahua, Mexico

    06/17/2008 7:43:21 PM PDT · by cogitator · 9 replies · 118+ views
    Full-size (for full effect). Basaseachi is a 312 meter waterfall.
  • Geology Picture of the Week, April 22-29, 2007: Croatia's Unique Plitvice Lakes

    04/24/2007 11:58:45 AM PDT · by cogitator · 13 replies · 659+ views
    I didn't find a great picture of these on the Web. The couple below are a start. The link describes them a bit. Apparently the waters are charged with calcium and carbonate, so that the mineral is precipitating and forming dams while at the same time the water flow is eroding the dams. Very interesting! Historically, this is where the first shots of the Yugoslavian splintering war were fired. Plitvice Lakes are a UNESCO World Heritage site. This last one is reduced size (and the left side is clearly taken from the same vantage point as the one above). Click...
  • Geology Picture of the Week, January 14-20, 2007: Tower and Tokatee

    01/17/2007 10:42:19 AM PST · by cogitator · 7 replies · 354+ views
    You may have noticed that ever since discovering Iceland's Skogafoss that I'm a little fascinated with waterfalls in a columnar basalt terrain. Well, I like waterfalls in just about any terrain, but I like the unusual combinations that occur in volcanic terrains. One of the ultimate examples is Tower Falls in Yellowstone, of which images abound. I looked and looked for 4-5 minutes to find a nice one, but there may be better. This one may take a few moments to load: The towers are eroded tephra. On the opposite side of the canyon from Tower Falls, there is columnar...
  • Geology Picture of the Week, August 8-14, 2004: Amazing Tropical Waterfalls

    08/09/2004 10:55:17 AM PDT · by cogitator · 961+ views
    World Waterfalls Database ^ | June 2002 | John Hart
    Link post; to alert interested Free Republic readers to the post in the "Chat" section. PLEASE post any discussion and comment on that thread, not this one! The picture I've posted this week is one of the most beautiful I've ever seen. Geology Picture of the Week, August 8-14, 2004: Amazing Tropical Waterfalls
  • Geology Picture of the Week, August 8-14, 2004: Amazing Tropical Waterfalls

    08/09/2004 10:48:44 AM PDT · by cogitator · 6 replies · 2,085+ views
    World Waterfalls Database ^ | June 2002 | John Hart
    Some background; in the last couple of weeks, I've been posting pictures of "Great Falls", starting with the Great Falls nearest to me, on the Potomac River. I speculated that there are several "Great Falls" around (there are). A humorous wag posted that one of them must be the "Great Falls of Bire" (rim shot, please). I replied to him that if Ireland had a great falls, this would be the "Great Falls of Eire". So I Googled to find out if Ireland had a great falls. It doesn't, but in searching, I discovered the "World Waterfall Database", which right...
  • Geology Pictures of the Week, August 1-7, 2004: Grab Bag

    08/03/2004 10:09:30 AM PDT · by cogitator · 620+ views
    Various | Various | Various
    Link post, to alert interested Free Republic readers to the post in the "Chat" section. Please post any comments there. Geology Pictures of the Week, August 1-7, 2004: Grab Bag
  • Geology Pictures of the Week, August 1-7, 2004: Grab Bag

    08/03/2004 10:00:40 AM PDT · by cogitator · 9 replies · 1,166+ views
    Various | Various | Various
    Hawaiian Volcano Observatory Kilauea Eruption Update Click to see the larger version Click to see the larger version Graham Lyth Photography Grand Canyon GalleryMount Hayden The scenic landmark below no longer exists. Do you know where it is and what it was named?
  • Geology Pictures of the Two Weeks, July 18-31, 2004: Great Falls Deux

    07/26/2004 9:08:00 AM PDT · by cogitator · 7 replies · 750+ views
    Various | July 26, 2004
    Link post: to alert interested readers to the post in the FR "chat" section, where any commentary should be posted: Geology Pictures of the Two Weeks, July 18-31, 2004: Great Falls Deux
  • Geology Pictures of the Two Weeks, July 18-31, 2004: Great Falls Deux

    07/26/2004 9:00:35 AM PDT · by cogitator · 7 replies · 815+ views
    Various (see links)
    www.wingettphotography.com (this guy has good photos!) Potomac Flow-by Studies Link to aerial photograph of Great Falls
  • Geology Picture of the Week, January 25-31, 2004

    01/30/2004 12:28:36 PM PST · by cogitator · 8 replies · 259+ views
  • Geology Pictures of the Week: September 21-27 and September 28-October 4, 2003

    10/03/2003 10:05:55 AM PDT · by cogitator · 1 replies · 162+ views
    NASA Earth Observatory and various
    Link post, to allow interested parties to find the posted thread in the Chat section of FR, where any discussion should take place: Geology Pictures of the Week, September 21-27 and September 28-October 4, 2003
  • Geology Pictures of the Week: September 21-27 and September 28-October 4, 2003

    10/03/2003 10:00:51 AM PDT · by cogitator · 4 replies · 346+ views
    Due to unexpected circumstances, I wasn't able to post a Geopic of the Week for the last week of September, so I'm making up for it now. Here's the picture I was going to post for the last week of September (click on this reduced size version for the full size shot): Victoria Falls photographed from the Space Station Victoria Falls holds the record for being the longest "sheet" of falling water in the world. This got me wondering; what's the second- longest? I guessed either Niagara Falls or Iguazu Falls. So I did a search on Google with "Niagara...
  • Geology Picture of the Week: End of Summer 2003 3-for-1 deal!

    08/26/2003 10:35:21 AM PDT · by cogitator · 1 replies · 219+ views
    Various | Various
    Link post (provided to the News/Activism section of FR to draw attention to a post in the Chat section; any discussion should be directed to the posted thread) Geology Picture of the Week, End of Summer 2003 3-for-1 deal!
  • Geology Picture of the Week: End of summer 2003 3-for-1 deal!

    08/26/2003 10:28:39 AM PDT · by cogitator · 10 replies · 478+ views
    Various | Various
    1. New images of Ol Doinyo Lengai (and videos)! Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano, Tanzania (the world's strangest volcano) 2. New Shuttle Radar Topographic Mission data for the Guiana Highlands: The SRTM site has high-resolution TIFFS of the new world data and the Guiana Highlands, but the file sizes are several MB, watch out. 3. And since we're on the subject of the Guiana Highlands, here's the most famous landmark in the area: Angel Falls
  • Mom admits killing son in toss off footbridge

    02/27/2003 7:25:11 PM PST · by Coleus · 32 replies · 1,190+ views
    Mom admits killing son in toss off footbridge She agrees to a term of 18 years in prison Friday, January 24, 2003BY RUDY LARINI Star-Ledger Staff Her family had told her that if she ever needed them to care for her son, they would be there for her. But she didn't turn to them late that Saturday night in June 2000 when she wanted to go out and couldn't find anyone to watch the toddler. So she took him to a footbridge over the Passaic River in Paterson and  tossed him into the water just above the Great Falls. Yesterday,...
  • Geology Picture of the Week, March 9-15, 2003 (WhereIsIt? again)

    03/12/2003 7:22:58 AM PST · by cogitator · 29 replies · 377+ views
    After having fun with Taughannock Falls in New York a couple of weeks ago, here's a similar (and actually more famous) waterfall. Shouldn't be too hard to figure this one out. There are much better pictures of this waterfall on the Web, but they were labeled and gave away the location.