The Hike to Beaver Falls
Trip Start Jul 02, 2007
12Trip End Jul 06, 2007
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Walking through the grapevines, we had little shade, and it was getting to the hottest part of the day. We moved quickly, though, much quicker than with our packs. The vines whipped against our legs as we moved quickly up and down hills, pausing occasionally to take in the beauty of the landscape surrounding us.
As we traveled along, we noted on the map that we would have to cross the river a few times to follow the trail
We thought we had reached Beaver Falls when our trail ended at the shore of the river, but after a snack and a swim, we found on the other side of the river the point where the trail continued, so we forded the river and continued on.
We followed the trail to Beaver Falls, which is a series of shallow waterfalls that cascade down for several yards, much like the babbling brook in Alice in Wonderland. We stopped to take photos along the way, stepping into the first grass that we had encountered in the canyon, but ultimately decided that it was too hot to continue on, so we pulled over to take a dip.
The water was cold and refreshing, and we were excited to find our own private little swimming hole. We swam for a short while, then decided to head back to Mooney Falls since we didn't have the water or energy to continue on to the Colorado River.