Friday, February 12, 2010

Terrace Canyon

On Thursday I hiked to Terrace Canyon which is in Pine Creek Canyon in Red Rock Canyon. In just one day the water had disappeared in several places. One of the large waterfall along the south wall near the mouth of Pine Creek Canyon was dry. Yesterday it was flowing. (See the post from 2-10-2010.)

Once we made it past where Kenny and I stopped on Wednesday, the water resumed. As we approached the turnoff for Terrace Canyon we were in for a surprise. A tree had fell blocking the opening. This will confuse people who are not familiar with this turnoff.
(Think you will find this information anywhere else?)

Water was flowing big time in this connector canyon. It was slow going and normally dry places had as much as five feet of water! We made it to the final fork of Terrace Canyon. It became easier and we were soon at the mouth of Terrace Canyon. Unfortunately, the sun was hidden behind the clouds so the photos were not that great. However the video below shows the water cascading down the canyon.

All waterfalls are currently flowing. This is the best time to get out and see them. They will be dry soon.

Note: There's a story in the RJ today about Red Rock wanting to increase the fees to enter the park. You can leave a comment on the RJ's web site. Here's the link to the story.