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Sequoia National Park, Moro Rock, Kaweah River v2

On the trail to the summit of Moro Rock

This tour contains panos that I have previously published on my website a couple years ago. The difference is that this time the panos are all “packaged” in the same tour where before they were all individual panos spread out over a couple different places. I have also included a couple new pano views that were previously un-published and several detail photos along with a couple historic photos that are also included in the tour. I have improved the resolution and compression so the panos look better and this tour now should work on most iDevices.

 

Moro Rock is something like a small version of Half Dome in Yosemite. It is the same kind of granite rock formation. The access road to the parking lot at the base of Moro Rock was still closed due to snow so I walked the two miles or so to get there. Then there are 400 steps to climb to get to the top. The exhilarating climb and the view from the top makes any effort to get there worth it. In fact it is a great rock for climbers. There was a major thunder storm going on across the canyon on Castle Rock Spire which made me hasten my efforts so I could get off the top of the rock to avoid any danger from lightning. Also, the interesting and somewhat rare phenomena of the rainbow like effect called a Circumhorizontal Arc and the passing bird (swift) make for an interesting panorama. Next we drop down about 4000 feet to the banks of the Kaweah River, spectacular in the spring.

4 sequoias guarding the roadway

4 sequoias guarding the roadway

St. Anthony Falls, Stone Arch Bridge, Minneapolis

Stone Arch Bridge

The Stone Arch Bridge is the only bridge of it’s kind along the Mississippi River. Having 23 arches, it is 2100 feet long and contains 100,000 tons of limestone and granite. It was built by railroad baron James J. Hill and completed in 1883. It was originally used as a railroad bridge and carried as many as 48 passenger trains into Minneapolis everyday. Now it is part of the St. Anthony Falls Heritage Trail and used as a walking and bike path. It is significant historical landmark that forms an integral part of  the redeveloped Minneapolis Riverfront. The bridge is just below St. Anthony Falls which is the birthplace of Minneapolis and was the only true waterfall on the Mississippi River.

Sequoia National Park, Moro Rock, Kaweah River

Here are a few panos from the top of Moro Rock (complete with passing thunderstorm) and then 4000 feet down to the banks of the Kaweah River.

On the summit of Moro Rock

Punchbowls, Santa Paula Canyon

The Punchbowls are a series of waterfalls and swimming holes located in the Santa Paula Canyon. The trailhead for these is at Thomas Aquinas College. It is about a 3 mile hike up to the first falls over a fairly rough and rugged, unmaintained trail. It is a popular day hike for the locals and all who want to test their nerve by cliff diving off 10′, 40′ or even 80′ precipices.

This water playground is best known for it’s towering waterfalls and it’s many swimming holes. With it’s high cliffs and smooth mossy streams, the Santa Paula Canyon Falls provide pure swimming and cliff diving enjoyment. Whether you are an experienced cliff diver or you just want to get your feet wet at the Punch Bowls. This day hike is one of the most beautiful hiking destinations that Ventura County has to offer.

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Punchbowl Falls

Cumberland Falls, Kentucky

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Cumberland Falls

Sometimes called the “Niagra” of the South, Cumberland Falls also claims to be the only place in the western hemisphere to be able to see a “moonbow” during every month’s full moon in the mist from the falls. I wasn’t there at the right time to see the moonbow, but a trip to Cumberland Falls is worth it for all the scenic beauty in the area.

Cumberland Falls from the trail to Eagle Falls

Cumberland Falls from the trail to Eagle Falls

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Eagle Falls, another beautiful waterfall close to Cumberland Falls

Yahoo Arch and Falls, Kentucky

This is a very dramatic arch accompanied by 2 very large rock shelters on 2 levels with the arch in between. Yahoo Falls is the highest waterfall in Kentucky.

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Yahoo Arch

Large rock shelter near Yahoo Arch

Large rock shelter near Yahoo Arch

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Yahoo Falls