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Call o' the Canyons: Secret Canyon

Just got back from a three day backpack (first time solo) in Secret Canyon, an awesome trail in the backcountry of the Red Rock Secret Mountain Wilderness Area. Isolation, beauty, red rock galore, running water, reflecting pools, ponderosa pines, sycamores, Arizona bigtooth maples, not to mention all the glorious sounds of nature. Best of all . . . I saw 3 people in 3 days!! It was so utterly beautiful, so powerful, quiet, & peaceful, so magical & mystical as to be spiritual and transcendent!! Very similar in ways to West Fork but with a wilder feel.

secret grotto
secret grotto
a moment of clarity
"a moment of clarity"
secret grotto (closer still)
secret grotto (closer still)
view from above; secret grotto
view from above; secret grotto
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contrasting light
wall detail
wall detail
later in the evening (reflecting light only)
later in the evening (reflecting light only)
later in the evening 2
later in the evening 2
brothers in arms
brothers in arms
worlds above & worlds below (lying in the depths of our imagination)
worlds above & worlds below (lying in the depths of our imagination)
morning light
morning light
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