Headed up to Kanarraville, Utah today and hiked about 4 miles round trip into Spring Creek Canyon. It started sprinkling as I contemplated entering the tight, narrow canyon. Flash floods rarely happen in this canyon as is it spring fed and not a major drainage.
I looked as I went along and the usual telltale signs of flooding-debris hung up on ledges way over my head were not present. So, I gave it a go!
This hike is located just north and west of Zion Park's Kolob terrace where it bumps up to Cedar Mountain. The little spring kept disappearing into the ground and reappearing all through the hike. Sometimes it would flow for a long distance and suddenly disappear into the ground and it would be dry for a long walk. Then, it would gurgle out of the ground again and start flowing. It was a partly cloudy afternoon. Most of the clouds were rumbling off to the west in Pine Mountain.
Once into the narrow canyon, it was secluded, enjoyable, cool temps, and fun to run my river shoes into the stream.
There were a few narrow sections and it finally got so thick with brush that I turned back at about 2 1/2 miles in or so. But, it was a nice outing. I really liked the dark, deep, quiet canyon.
I took my time and enjoyed some R & R
I liked this little guy thriving in the sand along the redrock. What KIND of PINE IS IT? help? thanks!
I like these tight little canyons that pitch, and turn their way along. I will head up to Zion Park's East end next weekend near Glendale/Glendale slot and Cave Canyon waterfall and narrows. Cheers! Jerry
May your trails be crooked, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing views ! Edward Abbey