Lime Creek flows perennially in sections of this drainage, sometimes disappearing underground, but other times surfacing in a beautiful remote canyon thick with huge shady sycamore and cottonwood trees and smaller bushes.
I spooked a beautiful red-tailed hawk, we found a Fred, and there was an owl near our campsite that hooted all night long.
About 3 miles in the drainage opens up and the creek goes underground for an extended period, so we decided rather than continue to the next oasis we would go back and camp at the last one.
Did a bunch of exploring and checking out adjacent areas. Perfect weather for this one right now. Thanks Kyle for the suggestion and the company.
Two separate springs about 25-feet apart here were flowing at easily 20+ gpm. Above here the creek is dry, below here it's a beautiful flowing stream. Water does not appear to come from upstream flow but rather from a unique source on the side of the canyon.
Long Canyon was dry as was Lime at the junction. This is a wide dry area, and the springs marked on the Topo maps near here are nowhere to be found. No sign of water here, and I wouldn't expect to see it except during storm flooding.