|South Bowl of Fire
|Southeastern Corner Overlook in South Bowl of Fire
|Typical Wash in South Bowl
|Trail Approach to South Bowl
|Entering East Wash of Bowl
When we junctioned with the Main Wash of the South Bowl, we crossed over and up the small hill on the other side next to the green rock. The trail continues parallel to the wash until you turn uphill and hit red rock.
|Murphy Peak from East Wash
We were 3.5 strong today as a terrier mix named Odie joined Ralyn, Rita and I for the scramble hike. Odie proved to be a little powerhouse. He hiked with a smile from beginning to end!
|Climbing East Wash
|Odie, the Wonder Dog
|Difficult Scramble in East Wash - No Problem for Odie
At the top of the hill, an advanced canyon scramble is found if you continue straight and bend to the left then right again. I prefer the beautiful views that are found on the trail to the left of the saddle.
|Cream Colored "Waterfall"
The trail hangs on the right side of the rock and curves around to the left. With cliffs to your right and rock walls to your left, you make your approach to the southeast corner overlook.
|View Back down East Wash from another Difficult Scramble
|Turn to Right Up
|View from Halfway Up to Saddle
Usually, there is a tall cairn on the left side of the wash where you leave the wash to follow a trail up to Dog Face Rock. To see the "dog," you must go behind it into the walls and look back. Odie was not impressed.
|Approach to Overlook on Southeastern Corner
Next, we went back up the hill and crossed the wash that we had come up. Past a rock teepee and up through another break in the red rocks, we saw a large cairn sitting on top of a boulder across the way.
|Leaving Overlook on the Other Side
|Route to Right of Fat Monolith
|Odie takes in the View
Two of these "fun" scrambles are shown in the sixth and seventh photos below. The 6th photo shows an almost vertical drop that has a couple of toeholds and handholds. Again, Odie was not impressed. ... But, he made it with three dog mothers encouraging him on!
|Canyon Routes to right of another Monolith
The next photo shows the last drop. There is about 3 more feet of empty space below Ralyn's foot! With the help of a push against the left wall, the drop is made. Odie was lifted down. He's such a little guy!
|View up Main Wash at Junction
|Odie and Dog Face Rock
|South Bowl of Fire
Even though this slot is better viewed from above, we took a look. While we were there, a little bird came swooshing down the dry fall! Seeing us, he swooshed back upward!
|The Three and a Half at Elephant Rock
We returned to the Main Wash by way of the North Wash. Finally, we saw the first other hikers of the day. Their dog (a bigger one) was getting a ride on the guy's shoulders! We told Odie not to get any ideas!
|Vertical Scramble during Advanced Option Route
|Three More Feet Down! (Advanced Option)
|Exiting to Main Wash Below
|Entering Main Wash
|Side Adventure to Large Dry Fall Slot
Track with Advanced Options