No stream crossing for me here! This is Cottonwood Creek.
We've had some heavy rainfall recently, with some flooding. It took a pretty good torrent to move this rock. It was probably a combination of erosion and hydraulic pressure that did the trick.
Seems like this one should've been called Cottonwood Creek. That's a pretty good sized Cottonwood!
This is a favorite area for rapelling and canyoneering. It used to be a good area for mountain lions, but despite the roughness this road is well travelled now and I doubt there are any cats near the road.
The storm is catching up!
Shortly thereafter it started to rain. I stopped and put my rain gear on. As soon as I had it on, it stopped raining!
On down the road it started raining again, with a little hail mixed in. There was plenty of thunder and lightning as well. Fortunately, nothing too close.
As I rode east down off the mountain the storm continued to the northeast, and I rode out of the storm. Since I was in the vicinity of Silver Reef I decided to look around some. Some old mining stuff.
Remains of the Barbee & Walker mill.
I visited the pioneer cemeteries. There were three, one for Catholics, one for Protestants, and one for the Chinese.
There were some graves marked "Unknown".