Bill’s pictures remain digitally sealed in his lost camera near “C5”.
As exploratory hikes go, it was just that.
We missed the FR401 junction at “JS” as we continued down Cottonwood Wash.
After discovering our error we headed east up a canyon toward Blue Spring. Beautiful.
Walking was easy. It was clean. The brush was limited. Huge boulders were absent.
It was like a highway.
Christina commented how the green moss that clung to the rocks looked delicious.
But, no one sampled.
At “J4B” we left the canyon as it connected with the road.
After a short walk we left the road and entered Seucito Canyon at “J5”.
It had vegetation. A monster tree reached out at us near the spring.
Bill and Chip cleaned a steel lid and peered into the stone shaft.
It appeared about 8-10 feet deep and void of water.
Hiking the wide canyon was a mixture of small rock hopping and dodging catclaw.
No water. The canyon narrowed after “S1”.