Hiking the Hellhole Canyon

Bob and I at the Maidenhair Falls in the Hellhole Canyon of the Anza Borrego State Park, California. Our 6 mile round trip hike up the Hellhole Canyon revealed a lot of early wildflowers, and the very beginning of red blooms on the Ocotillo cactus. Near the Maidenhair Falls were several cool oasis with palm trees and clear, fresh water springing from the earth. We climbed over boulders and through thickets of palms to find a trickle of water cascading down a rocky cliff dubbed the “falls”. They were a little disappointing, but the hike was good and scenery along the way interesting. A slight overcast sky gave excellent light for photographing wildflowers.

More tomorrow,

Gail Niebrugge, Artist of Alaska

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