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Great Royaldevon 2021-10-10 2:04

Hello Mark,

Another excellent photograph from the NP.
The scrub plants anchor the f/g whilst the line of the valley floor guides us irresistibly inwards.
The colours are wonderful, strong and true.

The steep sides of the canyon look both grand and formidable. They certainly look and sound difficult to climb. Would you need to know the weather forecast, to make sure there isn't a freak, unusual storm, before you explore here?

Thanks for sharing this,
Bev :-)

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Old 10-10-2021, 12:08 PM
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Hello Bev,

The upper part of the Wash, the area where I was hiking, is less problematic in that regard. Though I have showed areas where the walls close in, there area many spots, such as this, where it would be possible to scramble above any flash flood. Also, the slope of the Wash's floor in the area I hiked isn't that great (a rise of 200 feet in about one and a half miles).

However, the Park Service warns those who do the usual hike (trailhead to Colorado River) to check the weather forecast as, once you're heading down Wash (east of the park road to Lees Ferry) you're soon in a canyon with steep, high, walls that funnel the water at the same time as the downward slope steepens causing the water to gain speed.
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