Technical details: Canon EOS 7D camera, EF-S10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM lens @ 10mm, ISO 160, f/14, 0.6 sec
I estimate the vertical distance in this image in the neighborhood of 60-80 feet or more. The ultra wide angle utilized in this image takes out a lot of that scale for the viewer. I should have placed a kitten or something in the near foreground to capture that scale, I know.
The cascades and falls begin much higher up the mountain than this particular section. Here is where the falls begin their more vertical descent. This is a good example of the fractures (joints) that form in this super hard and dense rhyolite and granite. The water slowly works its way in between the cracks and given enough time, water wins.