We took a 2+ mile hike on the Waterfall Trail this afternoon with Cindy P and Walter. The first half is flat and wide, winding slowly up to the base of a beautiful cliff over which water cascades during the rainy season. Even though there was quite a bit of rain recently, there was only a slow drip sliding into the pool at the base of the dry fall. No matter, the setting was fantastic and we passed through many petroglyphs on the surrounding boulders.
We were treated to peeks at the valley below as we walked along. The day was sunny and warm in the sun but a brisk wind reminded us it is still winter.
|Ocotillo are beginning to leaf out|
|do you see Cindy P taking a break on the trail?|
|a new crested Saguaro|
|Walter and Dave at the base of the waterfall|
|stains on the rocks above show the water's path|
|reflection in the pool below|