Saturday, June 6, 2015
After spending last weekend in Salt Lake City, I was a little bit worried that I wouldn’t be able to spend anytime hiking outdoors this weekend since the weather forecast was calling for storms in our area. After some rain early this morning it appeared that we were on the edge of the storm system for much of the day and I would be able to get over to the Colorado National Monument for a few hours in the late afternoon. I decided to spend a little time in No Thoroughfare Canyon today since I haven’t been to that area of the park for a while.
Following the trail into No Thoroughfare Canyon.
It’s been many years since I’ve been to the Devils Kitchen, so I thought it might be a nice time to visit again.
Following the wash below Devils Kitchen.
I found some water in the wash as I hiked up the canyon and hoped I’d find the little waterfall at the First Pool still flowing.
The little waterfall at the First Pool was flowing, but not very much…
Clouds started to move back into the area as I hiked back down the canyon.
I thought it was interesting how this tree is growing right out of the sandstone.
I made sure to revisit this petroglyph panel before leaving No Thoroughfare Canyon.
Before leaving the park, I drove up Rim Rock Drive to Cold Shivers Point to take in the view.
The paved trail to Cold Shivers Point.
The view over Columbus Canyon as another storm moves into the area.