And the water was crystal clear
With a gorgeous turquoise tint.
It is a popular spot for photographers. I didn't bring a tripod or anything other than my small camera, but if I ever go back I'm hauling the gear.
Sandy bottomed pool in the Subway
Looking back towards the way we came, the Subway shape is even more obvious.
Up canyon, the walls get narrower and the pools deeper. I really really wanted to wade further but it was just too cold to risk getting that wet (and hypothermia).
The midday light made the subway just glow.
Large pool in the Subway
A closer look at the pools up canyon.
Towards the back of these little enclaves is a waterfall. I was really hoping it would have been a hot day so I could swim to it and get a shower!
Standing above the pools.
Largest pool in the Subway
Another angle of the large pool, and you can see the start of the enclaves above it.
Tub in the middle of the Subway
Heading back out - Subway walls
Following the channel back out.
Back in the terraces
Heading back down canyon.
Watching the fish at our lunch stop.
One of the many nice looking swimming holes along the creek. I wish it was warmer!
Finally, sunlight in the canyon!
At the end you climb out of the canyon back to parking on a steep and loose trail. The worst part (actually, it was worse going down in the morning).
Looking down on the canyon we just scrambled through.
Shoes at the end of the Subway!
My reward back at camp after an incredible hike to the Subway!