The confluence, where the Little Colorado River merges with the Colorado River. Few have hiked to it but a popular destination of boat parties. I've always wanted to visit. Last year a group organized a visit as a day hike but while the distance of 18 miles is doable, the condition of the route makes that impossible in October. Still, it was a fun hike down Salt Canyon to the LCR where we turned around and climbed back out. Our progress going down was about 1 mph so that gives you an idea of the difficulty.
When the flow is normal (that would be at 1.5 on the above chart), the water in the LCR is a beautiful turquois/blue. With all the recent rain, that was out the window but that is not too important to me. However, not only was the flow high, it was very high. The route from Salt Canyon along the LCR to the CR crosses the river several times so..... and then the route would be under water in places, pushing us/me higher into thick reeds. Then the group abandoned for a hike off the North Rim that I have already done twice so... not much interested in that. Would I go it alone? I've done it previously but that did not seem smart this time so hopefully next year.
So, I did not drive to the Canyon, hiking Pusch Peak instead on Thursday, doing a group ride on Friday and then after some furniture was delivered on Saturday, I got out for a short ride that included a section of a bike path.
On the way back, I had a better view of Pusch Peak, which I climbed on Thursday. Maybe gives a better perspective of the mountain. Very hard hike that one.
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