The following pictures were taken during another major camping trip into the back country of the picturesque White Canyon Wilderness. Don and I had just fallen in love with this area, and during this particular trip well into the monsoon season we were lucky to see the canyon in its full glory with high waterfalls, and the river running full after a series of thunderstorms dumped a lot of water in the area! Everything was so green! What a difference from our first trip when the terrain was so dry and dusty! The day after we arrived, we were very surprised when we woke up to a fog bank that had engulfed the canyon! So unusual!
I was still determined to find a route to the top of the Mesa, so I decided to explore deeper into White Canyon on the east side of the Mesa. As I hiked into the Canyon I was amazed by how big some of the boulders got! The quiet beauty & ruggedness of this canyon just draws you in!
This river bed was completely dry the last time we camped in the canyon! It was rather soothing listening to it as we sat around camp!
Amazing how this little cactus was able to establish a foothold on the vertical side of this large boulder!
Looks like some little animal or bird has built a little nest inside one of the large rocks!
I must have crossed this stream half a dozen times as I made my way back into the canyon! More to come!