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.