Monday, March 30, 2009

Spring Hike

So yesterday Paul, Jennifer, Steve and Roger and I all went for a hike at the Walls of Jericho. It had been a rainy week and Jennifer thought we'd see some good water there - and man was she right!!! We also saw the very beginning of the spring wild flowers. Had a bit of a cold front so the hike out wasn't too bad either - just had to loose the hat and a few layers with the 1000 foot elevation gain.

These little beauties are Blue Bells. They were just on the other side of the first footbridge.

Steve on the trail... I think he's almost smiling here.

Some chrinoinds on a rock that had a geocache under it. Paul played with the super macro mode on his new little Olympus camera for this one.

Some interesting flowers we still can't identify that were by the campground near the second footbridge crossing the river.

Jennifer setting up to shoot some of the great little rapids on the river. The wild thing is this is the first time I've ever even seen water in the riverbed.

A bit of the river before the first splash pool with Paul starting to cross.

The first splash pool.

Up past the first splash pool - Paul and I by the water that exists a short cave - man was this beautiful!

Me with last waterfall with the sump - where the water eventually spills out of the cave below.

Paul shot this one of me and the water spill in between the last fall and the cave as we were carefully making our way back down. The water was just incredible!!

Tried to find it in the Audubon book - but no luck - so I guess this is one of the other unidentifiable wild flowers. At least being unidentified - takes nothing away from its beauty.

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At 9:04 PM, Blogger Battery Man A.J. said...

I am so jealous...I have wanted to go there so bad, especially with the water up and get some nice pictures of it flowing out of the cave. The only time I've attempted it, I got to the first foot bridge and turned back trying to beat a storm which didn't work of course, made for an interesting(scary) hike back UP to the car. Have planned to go back soon, just haven't yet.

At 2:36 AM, Blogger Karisse said...

The flower shots are so beautiful! I Wish that I was by that water spill over! It looks like tons of fun to take pictures of and walk through!!


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