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
Watching the stones and the sunny creeks, brings me to another world. Gary you have taken some good photos.
It is close to the city, yet indeed far away- with the three-walled canyon shutting out the noisome frenzy.