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Sunday, February 10, 2008

Water in the Desert

I wanted to share some images of our hike out to Hackberry Springs a week ago. Amanda, myself and our friend Palmyre made the 3.5-hour trek in hopes of seeing some of the recent rain puddled up in the bedrock "tanks" along this trail. We were amazed to find instead a rushing, flowing, bubbling stream! (what we in Arizona usually call a river). The dry, dusty trail that we had hiked on just last November was submerged under nearly 5 feet of water in some places! The water gushed through the rock in white flumes, and sculpted the silt and sand into beautiful ripples. If you haven't been out to the Superstitions to see this seasonal influx of water, now's the time!


Anonymous said...

Amazing to see so much water in the desert!

Victoria said...

Beautiful images Dave!

You should see all the water up Hieroglyphic Trail behind our house

Love your new header.


Dave Orr said...


I will have to check out the Hieroglyphic trail. Is that part of Gold Canyon, or out in the Superstitions?

Victoria said...

You go up Kings Ranch Road in Gold Canyon. Still part of Superstitions. The other trail hooks up to the Peralta Trail. It is a nice mile hike up to the water and petroglyphs.

Fun trip. The water is running nicely now and it sounds like I'm sitting by the ocean it is so loud!