I rate waterfalls based on three different factors: 1) the effort needed to get to the falls, 2) the reward once you get to the falls, and 3) the fun you can have at the falls. All three factors contribute to the memorability of the falls. For some falls, I expended a lot of effort, and got a huge reward and had a lot of fun. I call that a win. Other falls didn’t take any effort at all, but were also not rewarding nor fun. I still call that a win.
There are also two paths to get to a falls, you either climb up to them (an “A” shaped hike) or you climb down to them (A “V” shaped hike). I’ll use this system to evaluate each of the falls in turn.
Effort: A moderate “V” shaped hike into a ravine. The ravine was deep enough that it was almost wholly in the shade, even at 11am when we arrived.
Reward: OK. The falls were lovely and there weren’t too many people around.
Fun: Good! There was plenty of rock scrambling, shallow wading, and flat rocks to sit upon.
Pidi and Daisy’s Assessment: Lots of fun smells and shallow water. People were nice and kids weren’t afraid of us. The rocks weren’t too slippery. Daisy went runnoft and had an adventure.
July 31, 2016 at 1:10 pm
Runnoft! I love it. I dreamed that Emmie runnoft last night and I was frantic until you brought her home and she was soaking wet and looked like a little lamb. Love the waterfalls. You must go to Yellowstone some day.
July 31, 2016 at 2:05 pm
That’s a great reference from Oh Father Where Art Thou, a Cohen Bros movie.