The gate was open at the top, in contrast to our last trip, but the snow was thick and we
didn’t drive past that point.
We got out and hiked the 0.75 miles to the falls,
which were running quite strongly, and snapped some photos before starting back down
to the cars. The road beyond the falls was completely deep with snow and ice.
With everyone in agreement that we had done enough hiking for the day, we made our
way to Globe and had a nice lunch at the old El Rey restaurant, which has now changed
owners. It was still tasty and pleasant on the enclosed patio and we will visit again on
our next time through Globe.
Now if we can get the Forest Service or the Boy Scout
Troop who claim Parker Creek to actually clear the trail for future use.