We were joined by Carolina and her dog Calvin for the first part, while her husband was climbing with Franco. The three of us hiked down to a pool where water remains most of the summer. Carolina then went back, while Sandra and I continued down the canyon for a while, to the point at which ropes were required to get past waterfalls.
Then we started back up a side canyon, to another pool, fed by a waterfall that is fed by water flowing through a cave. It was quite pretty. Then it was a scramble up the edge of the canyon until we reached the trail again, near our starting point. Just after that we took a side trip down to another waterfall and pool, where the force of the winter water has carved out a very large bowl with an overhang.
Once we reached the car, we were joined by Franco and the others, and hiked a short distance to another cave, where a stream disappears into a fairly good sized cave.
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This was our turnaround. After this you really need ropes to get down and around waterfalls, and you are committed to exitting the canyon mouth.
Headed up the tributary. You can see that there are massive water flows, from the size of the rocks being moved