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Fish Creek Canyon - Upper Bridge, AZ
2008-03-2324 by
 
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Phoenix, AZ
 
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The wildflowers on the Apache Trail to Fish Creek were in full bloom. Both sides of the road were so evenly and thickly edged in living color that it almost looked deliberately landscaped. I regret not stopping to get a photo. Tortilla Creek was running over the road at the Flat - not impassable though, but a good sign that my hike further on would be wet and wild. And, that it was! Fish Creek was flowing nicely so the waterfalls had plenty of power behind them and the trees were all green with Spring growth. The canyon was so beautiful and I was just in awe of this place! I felt like I had walked onto a movie set... like maybe, "10,000 BC". The high cliff walls on either side made me feel very small, and the ginormous boulders gave it such a Prehistoric look that I half expected to see a dinosaur come around the corner (my wildlife sightings that day were not so dramatic!) I did a lot of wading but, being mostly in the shade, it was a bit too cool for a full swim... although, the 'Spring Breakers' who crashed my peaceful scene about 3pm didn't think so! They stumbled into the canyon barefoot, wearing swimsuits and carrying nothing. At least they weren't going to be leaving any trash there.
My GPS wasn't working very well down there and the Track line had breaks in it everywhere. It said 5 miles but, I didn't hike all the way in so, much of that distance was my wandering around taking photos or backtracking looking for a way through. This was such a beautiful hike I will definitely go again!
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