The upper part of Bear Canyon features the last two creek crossings, then takes one up a moderate switchback and along a ledge trail, for the 2/3 mile remaining to Seven Falls themselves. I found a few families returning from the Falls and at least one hiker looking exhausted. Somehow, though, I did not get the feeling I was about to share his fate.
The striations on the boulders increase with the level of water activity, indicating heavier mineral deposits upstream.
Here is a look westward, back at Bear Canyon.
The wispy cloud rising up reminded me of Penny. There has not been a time that she has been more missed than right now.
Heart-shaped rocks always seem to pop up, when I start to get a bit down-hearted. Guess it’s a message that I can get over whatever is weighing me down. This lovely canyon was just the right place, on that day.
Next: Seven Falls themselves