Bells Canyon Stream

Three levels of falls down Bells Canyon Stream…along a favored trail that goes up, up, up into the mountains.  The first photograph was taken in the middle of June, 2012….

And the second shot, with a slightly different perspective, is from near the end of August, 2012…about nine weeks later….


28 responses

  1. Gorgeous place, Scott!

    August 26, 2012 at 8:17 am

    • It sure is, Ruth. 🙂

      August 26, 2012 at 3:48 pm

  2. Another beautiful location, Scott. Such clear water. Well worth the hike, for sure!

    August 26, 2012 at 11:47 am

    • I agree, Gary…so beautiful…and this spot just happens to be along the way to the “Bells Canyon Lower Falls” that I shared two posts back…. It’s a wonderful place to go hiking. 🙂

      August 26, 2012 at 3:54 pm

  3. Beautiful Scott. 🙂

    August 26, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    • Thank you, Chillbrook. 🙂

      August 26, 2012 at 3:54 pm

  4. Very nice comparison shot of the difference a little snow melt can make!

    August 26, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    • Yes, indeed, Gunta…snow-melt makes quite a difference. 🙂

      August 26, 2012 at 3:55 pm

  5. It looks like you could use some rain too, although the first shot might have included a lot of snow melt.

    August 26, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    • We could definitely use some rain, Allen…and yes, the stream was running so nicely in June because of the snow-melt.

      August 26, 2012 at 3:56 pm

  6. I must ask, did you climb up the rocks on your second outing? It would be too inviting for me not to!

    August 26, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    • No, I didn’t stop to climb the rocks on that second trip, Bonnie…I passed this location very early in a much longer hike. I actually just took a couple of steps down from the trail, took two pictures of the stream, and then kept going on up the trail.

      August 26, 2012 at 3:59 pm

  7. Hi Scott. Quite a comparison. You sure do need some rain. I hope the reservoirs are coping.

    August 26, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    • Hello, John – yes, there is a bit of difference between the two, primarily because of the snow-melt coming down the stream in the first one. And we could definitely use some rain….

      August 26, 2012 at 9:43 pm

  8. That’s a beautiful little stream and a huge difference in water flow! I was just thinking of that when I saw a stream near here that is now down to a mere trickle too. I think the good news is that many of these mountain streams have places in their courses where they send a lot of water into the underground system. I know of several here that do that.

    August 26, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    • It is a huge difference, Terry…I know that much of the flow is impacted by the snow-melt being gone at this time of year. I haven’t heard of any of our stream water going underground here…I suppose it’s quite possible, but with the diminished flow at all levels of the stream (top to bottom), I don’t know that that’s what is happening here. Thank you for offering that possibility…I’ll ask about it when I encounter some more experienced hikers/nature folks out here and see if I can find anything about it on-line.

      August 27, 2012 at 6:55 am

      • There is a creek close by here that is completely dry at the bottom end this time of year but has a very good flow about a mile up the canyon.

        August 27, 2012 at 7:36 am

        • It’s pretty cool how that happens….

          August 27, 2012 at 8:03 am

  9. Lois Farley Shuford

    Wonderful shots, and amazing to see the contrast!

    August 27, 2012 at 7:56 am

    • Thank you, Lois. 🙂

      August 27, 2012 at 8:05 am

  10. Nice pair of images. You’ve captured the rush of water really well in that first one.

    August 27, 2012 at 10:34 am

  11. I love places like this, the sound of the water over the rocks, just beautiful and your photos show it off really well Scott.

    August 29, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    • Thank you, Leanne…I appreciate your kind words.

      August 30, 2012 at 7:04 am

  12. Ah, she waits for the snow-melt! I can feel it in the photographs. Wonderful comparison photos!

    August 30, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    • Yes, she does, George…and thank you. 🙂

      August 30, 2012 at 7:50 pm

  13. You sure live in a beautiful place, anytime of year.
    (I’ve missed so many posts – I’ve been camping this past week…)

    September 1, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    • I agree, Karen…it still blows me away how beautiful it is….

      Hope you had a nice time out in the woods. 🙂

      September 3, 2012 at 7:08 am

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