basalt canyons

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Today I went to Palouse Falls for the first time. I spent more time in the canyon above the falls than anything else. Mostly because the trail “leading down” to the foot of the falls was just too fear inducing for me. Getting to the outcrop just above the falls was bad enough that I was crawling along at some points (due to fear of falling 200 feet to my death. Did I mention my fear of heights?

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Spectacular view of Hi’ilawe Falls, an enormous waterfall (nearly 500 meters high) on the big island of Hawaii. Waterfalls like this have helped carve Waipio Valley, where this waterfall is found.

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Fog filling the Snake River Canyon, sitting above Palouse Falls (the current in the river seen below).

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That is one big waterfall.