Saturday, May 26, 2007

Spring Creek Hike near Kanarraville

The canyon walls have been carved into wonderful sculptural forms by water and weather over countless years

Barb dn Gwen pose as we begin to enter the narrow part of the canyon on Spring Creek TrailYesterday I was invited to join my sister-in-law Barbara Aikens and a few of her friends for a short hike up Spring Creek Trail above Kanarraville. The weather was perfect and the wildflowers were in bloom as we started the hike. After following the creek for a short while we began to wind our way into a narrow slot canyon with high carved sandstone walls. The reflected light cast a warm glow on the walls and the canyon floor.
The reflected light in the slot canyon casts a red glow on Larry and Gwen as they examine the rock formations
Larry and Gwen discuss the weathered rock formations as they rest in the cool shade of the sandstone canyon

Roland Lee drawing of arch near Red Cliffs CampgroundSince I left early, I had time to run by Quail Lake to check out the fishing, and stopped to do this little sketch of the arch near Red Cliffs that you can see clearly from the north end of the Lake.

Roland Lee drawing of trailhead to Spring Creek near KanarravilleWhile waiting for the group to arrive I sketched this drawing of the entrance road to the trailhead.

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