Our gully washer flash flood of July 2013, no real damage, canyons took a ‘new look’ though:
During the down pour. Kept up like this for about 45 minutes. Dumped about 2.5" total.
Shot from protection by porch. Looking down those steps at our back, really, there is a 40' cliff just
about 30' from this water, so much it still built up before going over the edge. (About 2" deep here.)
Pour over in campground, pretty much over with in this photo!
No way am I taking my Nikon out it a downpour to get you pics!!
Main water fall is all cleaned up now!
Pinyon tree uprooted and tossed about like a toy....
Trees shoved into the V of two trees right in front of the main lodge building.
They didn't jump up there, the water was really that high for about an hour.
Some how I just like the look of wet mud after a big rain!
Here I go again Nancy. Mud, mud and shiny mud! This stuff lasted a couple of hours before
becoming potato chips in the sun. Love that color, kind of looks like pig's ears or skin?
Here it is about one day after the storm. Chips are going like mad, then back to being sand.
What can I say, mud again. Gotta go back each day, sometimes twice a day to see this stuff "grow"!!
Cactus Canyon, our trail/road from Sue's to George's Kiva.
Pretty well wiped out I would say. Im not banging my Kubota
in there to fix this one again!!!!
Cactus Canyon where our trail/road crosses from Sue's Kiva to George's Kiva.
Pretty well are not going to drive the Yamaha Rhino through there again!
I simply love to take pic's of mud. This was placed here grain by grain by torrents of water.
Could be the Moon, I suppose. NOT, well that small 'space buggy' you see in the middle is only found on Earth!
More trees pulled up and pegged against the rock cliff in Cactus Canyon.
Again, the water was that high to put them up there, really!
Some trees have it tough, you could say a tough "century" of living in hard places!
Fiber! Loads of fiber!
Cactus Canyon, the "split", yes it is still standing after that pounding!
This old grand daddy looks dead, look again, there is green up there. It is not really connected
to the ground by much, pretty amazing to see.....
Cactus Canyon, strange levels of rock cliffs to behold. This is just a small sample!
July rains, nice to see Cactus Canyon with water standing around.
Cactus Canyon again, this section has great looking "legs"!
More of Cactus Canyon, the "leg" section. This goes on for about 100' on the east wall.
Cactus Canyon, "sharks teeth" cavity.
Cactus Canyon, the "leg" section, pretty amazing to inspect this. The debris is from the July '13 rains.
Cactus Canyon, this is the end of the "road" for this old man. I know a way to get around this,
but the clouds were building, lightning and rain beginning. Decided to high tail it out of there!
Cactus Canyon, we have our own "arches" beginning to form. Give it another 2.5M years and look out Moab!
I also love the rock textures I find in Cactus Canyon. Can't get enough of them!
Cactus Canyon, a nice serene scene with water in it, rare.
Cactus Canyon, cool mini-water slide in the rock.
Cactus Canyon, this tree couldn't decide which way to grow, finally got over it and strengthen up!
Cactus Canyon, could well be the Moons surface. Well, what's with the potato chip effect? Not without water.
Cactus Canyon, many meteor strikes even in this small 12" square area.
Cactus Canyon, later that day, more dry and curling up just fine.