Holy uphill walking batman
Okay, it's not that bad, but sometimes i thought.. don't we ever get to the top of something?
Matt and I had been planning this trip for a little while now. As it got closer to our trip date, the forcast for rain and possible snow made me quite excited. The whole drive from Phoenix to the TH it rained. So right from the get go, we had our rain gear on, and set off into the wet. I love trails in the rain, it always makes everything look so much different. In addition i knew the falls would be flowing for us to enjoy. The low clouds gave everything a rainforest type feel, and once we got up around 6000 feet, we found ourselves in the clouds for ahwhile. It rained-drizzled-sprayed for pretty much the whole hike in.. we made camp at around 7pm (we got a late start; whats new..) Ate a lot, and went to sleep between 10-11. I didn't seem to rain much, if at all during the night. Woke up around 6am to a bird who didn't think i needed to sleep any longer, and soon followed by his woodpecker friend who felt the same way. My thermometer said 30*, and i wouldn't argue. We were able to have a small fire despite the soaked wood. Hung around camp and ate more till about 11, and we decided to head back insted of go for another night on the sandy saddle. Clouds broke, and the sun came out as we hiked back to the TH. We stopped at all the major waterfalls, which now were flowing much more than the previous day, took lots of pictures.
Made it back to the th about 3:00.
A great 24 hours in the Matatzals!