Traveling Ted is a blog that takes readers along on my adventures hiking, canoeing, skiing, and international backpacking. Many blogs focus on one aspect of backpacking, but I tackle both the outdoor adventure side and international exploration as well.

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Silver Falls Canada waterfalls inspire adventure travel

Silver Falls – Quetico Provincial Park – Ontario, Canada

Waterfalls inspire adventure travel. If there is agreement among adrenaline junkies, adventure travelers, easy hikers, fanny-pack touting tourists, workaholics, and even couch potatoes it is everyone loves a waterfall. I have never heard anyone say “waterfalls suck,” or “I hate waterfalls.” Even something as popular as Christmas has its detractors. There are no bah humbugs when it comes to the combination of water, gravity, and rocks.

Philippines waterfall

Waterfall near the Batad Rice Terraces in the Philippines

If only a waterfall could run for office. It would achieve 100% approval rating and could possibly secure world peace. The only problem is that a waterfall could not sit in at cabinet meetings nor travel to world summits. Leaders would have to come to the waterfall in order to meet with it if a country was ever sage enough to elect one as its president.  When leaders would come they would be so pacified by the beauty of the natural wonder that they would agree to anything it said, which is nothing because a waterfall cannot talk. They manage to say as much, nothing, as many politicians do who speak a lot.

I have not been many of the world’s most famous waterfalls. I did visit Angel Falls, the tallest, in Venezuela, but I was in college and did not bring a camera. I have never been to Iguazu Falls, Niagara or Victoria, but I have been to a lot of mid range waterfalls and enjoyed them even though they are not as impressive as the world’s greats. There is something soothing about cascading water and even a rapids is fun to watch.

Doi Inthanon National Park

Waterfall in Doi Inthanon National Park – Thailand

Enjoy my waterfall photo essay and Happy New Year. If you are lucky enough to see some of these waterfalls in 2012 or some of your own then you know it will be a good year.

Nang Kruan Waterfall Lamkhlong Ngu National Park Thailand

Nang Kruan Waterfall -Lamkhlong Ngu National Park, Thailand

Nang Kruan Waterfall Lamkhlong Ngu National Park, Thailand

Nang Kruan Waterfall -Lamkhlong Ngu National Park, Thailand

Little Manitou Falls Pattison State Park, Wisconsin

Little Manitou Falls – Pattison State Park, Wisconsin

Cascade Falls Minnesota

Cascade Falls – Cascade Falls State Park – Minnesota

Lake Falls Matthiessen State Park Illinois

Lake Falls – Matthiessen State Park, Illinois

Lasalle Canyon Falls Starved Rock Illinois

Lasalle Canyon Falls – Starved Rock State Park – Illinois

Falls Creek Falls Big South Fork Tennessee

Falls Creek Falls – Big South Fork National Recreation Area – Tennessee

Amnicon Falls State Park Wisconsin

Amnicon Falls State Park – Wisconsin

Doi Inthanon National Park Thailand

Waterfall in Doi Inthanon National Park – Thailand

Big Manitou Falls Pattison State Park

Big Manitou Falls – Pattison State Park – Wisconsin

Gooseberry Falls Minnesota

Gooseberry Falls State Park – Minnesota

Third Falls Quetico Provincial Park

Third Falls – Falls Chain – Quetico Provincial Park – Ontario, Canada

Kennibis Falls Quetico Canada

Kennibis Falls – Quetico Provincial Park – Ontario, Canada

Now and Then Falls Wisconsin

Now and Then Falls – Amnicon Falls State Park – Wisconsin

Louisa Falls Quetico Provincial Park

Louisa Falls -Quetico Provincial Park – Ontario, Canada

Stay tuned,

TT

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