The majority of the group decided to continue on. We hiked along the
well-marked trail. At each crossing we looked for the best spot to cross
to avoid getting wet. More often than not, we returned to the original
trail crossing. The last crossing was the deepest as we had been told,
but everyone managed to cross without incident.
You said that wet feet were possible ...
After the last crossing we followed the trail up several switchbacks
along the canyon wall. Then the trail headed up canyon in a gently
ascending grade. We rounded the corner and could see the rock
formation that towers over Seven Falls. We passed the fork that
continues up Bear Canyon and opted to follow the path to the base
of the falls. We passed a number of people wearing knit caps, gloves
and jackets. We soon found out why. The wind is funneled through the
canyon and was mighty cold as we sat there trying to enjoy our lunch
and the sight of those AWSOME falls.
We returned the way we came, many opting to trudge through the
stream and “just get wet” rather than worry about the
possibility of slipping on a rock. Many of us plan to return to
seven falls, but maybe when the weather is a little warmer!