Arizona Hiking Gallery
Fossil Springs Trail Hike
Fossil Springs Wilderness, AZ
February 13, 2005
Gallery contains 39 photos
Gallery last updated: 2/19/2005
After several days of rain, patches of fog float over Fossil Creek Canyon.
Patches of fog rolling through the canyon viewed from the upper portion of Fossil Springs Trail.
Nash Point behind by a thin veil of fog.
A long dead juniper still clings to the red hillside.
The view of the canyon opens up. The Fossil Springs Trail drops down about 1200 feet before reaching Fossil Creek.
To the left of the cliffs you can see the flume (built in 1916) which once carried water from Fossil Springs to the Irving Power Plant 4 miles downstream.
A view of the cliffs on the opposite side of the canyon above Fossil Springs.
Fossil Springs Trail as it descends towards Fossil Creek.
The muddy brown waters of rain swollen Fossil Creek.
A closer view of the churning waters.
Flood waters flowing past the canyon wall.
A rare sight in Arizona where most creeks are dry sandy washes not raging muddy rivers.
Behind the flood the hillside has interesting layers.
Lichen covered rock down at the river's edge.
The roiling waters of Fossil Creek.
You can almost hear the roar as the flood waters tumble over a small ledge.
A small waterfall cascading down the cliffs to join the flood below.
This slightly different view of the waterfall has a much more peaceful and serene feel to it.
Framed by a juniper growing from the creekside rocks, the river rushes on down the canyon.
Foam from the churning waters collect in the quiter areas of the creek.
Somebody was leaving their juniper berries all along the trail.
A view of Nash Point in the afternoon as we make our way back up out of the canyon.
Someone's been walking on the muddy trail.
All images Copyright ©2005 Terry Wright. All rights reserved.