to the Pacific Northwest
The Computer Companion
This electronic version of Waterfall Lover's Guide
to the Pacific Northwest supplements the 5th edition of the hardcopy
book. For ease of use, the chapters and their subsections are the
same for both publications.
What is unique about this computer version?
Why purchase the hardcopy book?
Navigate from one part of the book to another with a click of a mouse button.
View thumbnail color photographs of hundreds of waterfalls.
Perform searches of waterfalls based upon name or location.
Click for a popup showing the location of each waterfall on a USGS topographic map & satellite imagery .
Access waterfall additions and updates.
Reference which guidebook edition each waterfall was first described.
Find information on 800+ additional cataracts; a total of 1600+ waterfalls.
Descriptive text is provided with each chapter, subsection, and individual
Detailed directions are provided with each falls entry.
Regional and local road and trail maps clearly indicate the location of
Waterfalls listed at the end of the chapter section as More Online
refer to one-star waterfalls Such descents, which are probably
only of interest to "waterfall collectors", are included as entries in this computer version.
Others, refer to 800+ additional falls known to exist throughout
the Pacific Northwest. Information is provided to assist the reader
who may wish to seek them out. They include:
Waterfalls field-truthed by the author and found to be not accessible.
Cataracts described in other publications.
Falls inventoried by the author from topographic maps or the Federal Government's
Geographic Names Information System.
Embarking upon expeditions to previously "unknown" waterfalls can be an
exhilarating and rewarding experience. It can also be dangerous,
especially if bushwhacking is involved. Be responsible, let someone
know of your travel plans, and don't take children or risk-takers
with you on uncertain journeys. The following applies for all
use common sense
closely supervise you children
do not stray from observation points or trails in steep areas
never try climbing up or down a waterfall
stay away from sloping, bare (non-vegetated) surfaces
know your physical capabilities and do not exceed them
turn back whenever you feel insecure about the route ahead
remember the first guideline
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