Friday, July 29, 2011

return to fossil springs

Last year we made the trip to Fossil Creek/Fossil Springs in a camping adventure that I wasn't too keen on repeating.  There was a death-defying drive to the spot which was hot, dry, and deserty (no pine trees) and to top it all off, fires were unallowed. 

The creek and the swimming, diving, and rope-swinging were awesome though.

This week, Dan and Sean went back with some of Dan's work friends just for a day trip.  They took a back road in which seemed to be slightly less terrifying as they tell it, and the 1 1/2 mile hike to the falls was an easy one.

Totally worth it for this:


The waterfall had its share of visitors that day, and to hear them tell it, that launch off the cliff was pretty scary, but they had a really great time.


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Gotta love the hidden treasures in Arizona.  :)


Dahlene said...

I had no idea that even existed anywhere close to Phoenix. Beautiful place, lots of fun!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Wow, it looks so beautiful! I am a sucker for waterfalls! (who isn't?) I'm going to tell my dad about this place (he lives in Mesa). I am reaally surprised to see a waterfall in AZ in the summer!

Jenna said...

Who knew, that's beautiful!

laurie said...

just looking at these photos is cooling me off! i love the new look of your blog (i've been out of town for a week so i may be a bit late in noticing!)