Laurent Baig – The Wild Light

September 12, 2008

Kelly Canyon Meets Pumphouse Wash

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Kelly Canyon Ends

Kelly Canyon Ends

Not too long ago, I was in Flagstaff.  I’ve often come to this point since the first time I hiked up Kelly Canyon which is a wonderful little sojourn in Ponderosa Pine Forest south of Flagstaff.  This day it happened to be raining and the moisture added some saturation to the image which was welcome.  I’m not sure I’ve made a fabulous image, but I do think that I’ve succeeded in conveying the feeling of the junction of Kelly Canyon with Pumphouse Wash.  I hiked further down Pumphouse wash and got to a 20-30 foot waterfall but didn’t find another photogenic location.  I’d meant to make it to the confluence with James Canyon so that I’d have my bearings when I finally do these two canyons as a loop (James Canyon requires a 40 ft rappel and a few swims). But the waterfall and the rain convinced me to turn around early.

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