Waterfall Lover's Guide to the Pacific Northwest
Where to Find Hundreds of Spectacular Waterfalls in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, 4th Edition
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* At-a-glance table for selecting waterfalls by scenic rating, form, how to access, best season to go, and defining characteristics
* 5-star waterfalls are graphically identified
* Companion website for additional information and access updates
It's hard to imagine a more complete guide to Pacific Northwest waterfalls than this one. Or a man more devoted to sharing their beauty than Greg Plumb: for his initial inventory, he examined more than 3500 U.S. Geological Survey topographic maps. Since then he has driven and hiked thousands of spray-soaked miles to document waterfalls throughout the region.
To help you select, each waterfall is keyed for accessibility by car, on foot, or by canoe or raft and rated for magnitude and aesthetic value. Are you in the mood for a punchbowl waterfall? Or do you prefer a horsetail, fan, plunge, or tiered form? He notes which falls can be seen right from the road, are viewed from a swinging footbridge, descend from glacial meltwaters, were formed by the eruption of Mount Saint Helens, or have salmon attempting to jump them.
Greg Plumb is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Cartography and Geography at East Central University. A former resident of northern Idaho, he now lives in Oklahoma but continues to take expeditions to the Pacific Northwest to update his waterfall database. He is also the author of Waterfalls of Tennessee.