We started at the Palisade Visitor Center since there's 2-3ft of snow on the Organization Ridge Rd. Following the trail was a little challenging due to all the snow while post holing up to my knees in some stretches
, but thankfully someone else had been down the trail recently and left us a path of footprints to follow. After a couple miles of slow snow hiking
, the snow slowly started to thin and eventually we reached the section of the trail where it gets close to upper Pine Canyon at Mud Spring and we followed the canyon downstream from there which was flowing fairly good from all the snow melt. After some rock hopping, down climbing, and falls/pool bypassing, we reached the first 60ft rappel and since the falls were flowing pretty good and making all the rock down there wet & slippery we just rapped down the remaining 40ft slope.
About 20-30 minutes down canyon past some sweet falls, we hit the 2nd 150ft rappel and those falls were flowing so good we couldn't use the anchors without getting soaked so we built a new set of anchos off to the side to avoid the water. Afterwards we stopped to eat lunch while soaking in the amazingly sweet waterfalls
before venturing further down canyon past many more bypassable falls & pools thru a section with loads of down trees that slowed up down considerably. Towards the bottom, we hit a cool narrows section that thankfully could be avoided up the right side LDC or else we would have been swimming for sure.
Even though the water was flowing fairly good, we managed to only get wet up to our knees since most of the pools & falls could be avoided. Once at the bottom, we scrambled up the ridge to the East Fork of Sabino Canyon trail and headed east thru Sycamore Basin to the old Prison Camp. I was still hurting a bit from yesterday, so that turned out to be quite a slog for me...