which I did not see in April. The recent rains have freshened up things nicely. There is a fair amount of foot traffic coming and going, including a large hiking group. The temperature under cloudy skies is quite pleasant but it’s humid.
There’s a traffic jam at the spiral staircase as several groups converge coming and going. I take the side jaunt to Darlin’ Donna Falls and find it to be flowing nicely.
10:32 - Cross the main creek and am happy to see it flowing. In April it was dry. I am delighted find buds on the rare Dudleya densiflora starting to form. As I get near the falls, happy voices are amplified by the sheer canyon walls.
That’s cool! I’ve never seen ducks here. They soon fly away as a young man decides to take a swim in the frigid water.
Cool! I should catch it and offer it to the owl. Oh, I’ll let nature handle itself.
What a treat!
1:38 - Arrive at the bridge. I say good-by to Steven and Nyra as I linger here longer. I pick up a phone message and learn of a family emergency. My pace is quick now as I make my way through quarry.
2:03 - End hike. The parking lot is still quite full. My wife pulls up in the car and off we go.
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