Today is a day trip down Clear Creek to the Colorado River
About 10 miles round trip and mildly technical
We have to cross back and forth across the creek over and over again
Paige was the best leaper - I gave up after a few crossings and just walked on through
Interesting rocks through this canyon
David wades his way down Clear Creek
About a mile down the use trail skirts up a slight hill and overlooks the first small falls
Heading down the canyon - remember to look up, there are great views around here!
But also look down - those rocks can lead to nasty ankle twists if you're not careful
One of the wider stretches through Clear Creek Canyon
Nice to keep the feet dry for a few minutes
Paige readies for another leap
Dry Century Plant
The evil beavertails - one poked me in the knee on the way back and it HURT
The only log crossing in the entire canyon
Cactus in bloom
Dave heads on down the canyon
Clear Creek Canyon
Half way down it starts to narrow a bit.
Clouds and a small point that we saw from above the previous day
Not going to be able to keep the feet dry for much longer!
At the top of Clear Creek Falls
A small technical scramble is required here - Dave is scouting the foot/hand holds for us in this picture
Clear Creek Falls
The route down is to the left of the falls where I'm standing (when looking up-canyon)
Dave and David work their way down.
Me and Clear Creek falls
To get down we crept along that rock above my head
David is almost down
Dave takes a shower in the falls
Clear Creek Falls...
....not so clear, actually.
Clear Creek Canyon between the falls and the Colorado
It's a beautiful sculptured canyon through here.
Nearly to the Colorado
John rests on the sandstone by the Colorado
Paige and David at the end of the canyon
Where Clear Creek meets the colorado
Notice the blending of the sandier 'clear' creek and the 'clearer' Colorado
New beach from the recent Glen Canyon Dam controlled flood
Lunch on the Colorado
Where the Colorado and Clear Creek meet
Back up the canyon
The water isn't as deep as it looks - knee deep at the worst.
Me, soaking wet from the knees down.
Back at the falls - now it's time to scramble up the wet and slippery rock
Uh oh - is that what I think it is?
A hopi rattlesnake guards the trail
But he's just a little guy and slithers away while we look at him.
Paige enjoys the view
This canyon gives you a good feel for the forces that formed this canyon
Back into the beavertail gauntlet
Hurts just looking at them
Remember to look up and enjoy the sights!