It was also obvious that the rain that produced this flash flood hadn't fallen here but somewhere upstream and then flushed down through the canyon washing out the trail and cairns that marked it as it crossed the wash. This would have been a potentially deadly flood had someone been in the canyon.
In this picture, you can see how high the water had gotten and the debris washed up onto the rock is testament to the force of the rushing water that had passed this way not long before. This was all food for thought as we still had a mile and a half to go before we reached The Great Gallery. This isn’t a slot canyon and there are higher areas in most of the canyon that you could get to as long as you saw the water coming. I began to keep an eye upstream when we started crossing the wash again. We had a topo so the loss of the trail and marker cairns wasn't a safety issue. We knew right where we were and where we were going at all times. NEVER attempt a hike like this without a topographic map. After all “Desert Canyons Don’t Care”.