For the last couple months I’ve enjoyed the falls flowing again after its summer dryness. And I’ve heard that the recent rains have bolstered the flow. Today’s forecast is for temps in the mid-60s and cloudy skies with 10 percent chance of rain. I arrive at the trailhead and the rising sun is peaking below the clouds. It's nippy. There are six cars in the lot.
9:54 - Main creek crossing. It’s been great to see it flowing for the last several months after months of dryness. I am no doubt the slowest hikers on the trail today (as has been my custom in Fish Canyon) but I’m sure no one is enjoying the canyon more than I am. How many hikers stop to smell the bay and sagebrush, to admire the tiny blossoms of Douglas nightshade, to listen to the creek flowing and the birds chirping, to value the texture of bark, and appreciate the diverse patterns and colors of rock?
I always love seeing the diversity of people hiking to Fish Canyon Falls: various ethnicities, families, young couples, singles, middle aged, elderly. When I see teenagers and young adults making the trek to the falls, I’m encouraged that the upcoming generations are gaining an appreciation for nature and the outdoors. There is hope for our planet!
2:05 - End hike. There are about 45 cars in the parking lot and it is 67 degrees. My Fitbit recorded 13,180 steps for the hike (for 5.4 miles plus walking around at the falls).
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