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Questions tagged [waterfalls]

Questions about waterfalls

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Can you tell if a waterfall is slippery based on how it looks?

Take for example the picture below, taken in the Erawan National Park. The surface of the waterfall is a shade of white, maybe from calcium(?) and it actually very coarse. Even though it's somewhat ...
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Kayakers throwing their paddles when running waterfalls

I was watching a YouTube video featuring clips from award winning kayaking films. One thing I immediately noticed was multiple instances of kayakers running waterfalls who seem to be intentionally ...
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What are some things to do with teenagers in Quepos, Costa Rica? [closed]

I'm heading to Quepos, Costa Rica with 4 teenagers. We'd like to do some things like whitewater rafting, hiking, viewing waterfalls, and seeing nature and wildlife.
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What is the difference between a cascade and a waterfall?

I thought about asking this question on English Language and Usage, but decided not to because I want answers from people who are familiar with cascades and waterfalls in reality, not just in the ...
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How far above a waterfall should you be to safely cross?

A lot of the fatal accidents in Yosemite National park come from people getting swept over waterfalls. Yes, the falls in Yosemite have fences and warning signs and yet people still ignore them. If ...
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What are the key sights to see on a short trip through Oregon?

My husband and I are planning to drive from Kansas City, through Nevada (stop and see the arches) then to the top of California (to see the redwoods), see a few waterfalls in Oregon, travel through ...
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When do small waterfalls get significant freezing

We went out this weekend to try and catch a frozen waterfall such as the one. We had a great trip but it was clearly a misguided venture at our current tempuratures. At what temperature would we ...