|Hiking||12.00 Miles|| || |
|623 ft AEG|| || || |
Hiked down Hot Springs Canyon yesterday for the second time. I think now that my trip last year was a bit of an anomoly. Tyler Williams says that "you never need to get more than your ankles wet during a traverse of Hot Springs Canyon." Last year several areas had waist deep wades, and one section even had a required swim. This year, The water was never more than shin-deep. However the distance between the high water mark and the waterline was about the same. I believe that last year, I must have hiked the canyon right after it had been scoured out by a flash flood. Many of the deep holes I hiked last year where filled with sand this year.
I hiked down to the "best slot" in the description, then beyond to see if there were more narrows to be found. I got about a mile below the narrows, but there were no more narrow sections to be found. The hike was still very enjoyable however. There were a lot of animals about. I saw 3 deer, and nearly stepped on an evil-looking black rattlesnake.
|"Of course we weren't lost. We were merely where we shouldn't have been, without knowing exactly where that was."|