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Flash Flood in No Thoroughfare Canyon

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Shortly after getting home from work today, there was a flash flood warning issued for the east side of the Colorado National Monument because of heavy rain from slow-moving storms. I grabbed my camera and headed out the door to see what I could find. I drove around the Monument for a little seeing waterfalls everywhere and then decided to hike along No Thoroughfare Canyon to see if I could make it to the first pool/fall. Sorry for the poor quality of the photos in this report, but I only took my phone with me on this last minute hike.

After hiking up the canyon and through the flowing wash to the first pool, I found the small waterfall flowing pretty good from all the rain. I took a few photos with my phone.

Flowing Waterfall by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

First Pool by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

Raging Fall by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

Wash & Cliffs by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

The ‘normally dry’ wash through No Thoroughfare Canyon.

No Thoroughfare Wash by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

Devil’s Kitchen above the flooding wash.

Wash & Devil’s Kitchen by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

Water in the desert.

Flowing Wash by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

I also took a short video of the small waterfall above the First Pool with my phone.

>> No Thoroughfare Canyon Flash Flood Photo Gallery

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