Palouse Falls named among best in the world | Environment
A travel website has included the Palouse Falls in a list of the top waterfalls in the world. The Palouse Falls was listed as number 10 on the list of 15 of the World's Most Amazing Waterfalls by Thrillist.com.
Thrillist.com releases daily emails highlighting entertainment, food and travel in large cities including Seattle, Austin and Las Vegas. The website includes a travel section which features fun articles about anything ranging from the best camping gear, new travel apps and even an article on the smelliest cities in the world. The site often produces best of lists, such as the best swim up bars, best travel photos of the year, and the world's most amazing waterfalls.
The list includes falls from all over the world including New Zealand, Croatia, Chile and China. The Palouse Falls was ranked number 10 out of 15 beating out the Large Waterfall in Croatia and Victoria Falls along the Zambezi River in Zimbabwe.
The Palouse Falls were discovered in 1841 by the Wilkes expedition and were named to honor the Palouse Tribe that called the falls “Aput Aput”, meaning falling water. Official record has the falls descending 198 feet, but recent publicity has questioned the actual height. In April 2009, kayaker Tyler Brandt made headlines by kayaking the falls. His record keepers measured the falls at 189 feet, but either way he set the world record for waterfall descent when he took on the Palouse Falls.
Taughannock Falls in New York took second place on the list with Yosemite Falls in California taking the top spot. With some the waterfalls listed, that placement is questionable, but you can decide for yourself by taking a peek at the complete list on Thrillist.com.