Monday, January 26, 2009

Upper Creek Canyon Gorge

Another feature of the Burnthouse Camp and the Upper Creek area is the rock canyon gorge located downstream a ways from the campsite. If you go upstream you hit the MST and the Moss Rock and the Greentown area, but if you go downstream you reach a fantastic gorge much like the Linville gorge area. Here the creek becomes a giant stone funnel for several hundred yards, with deep swimholes and little waterfalls. At a deep swimhole further down there is Babaji Point, a 200 foot high rock face towering above the canyon and reachable from the trail coming in, you just have to know where to turn off and start bushwacking.

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