Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas! or The Desert sheds its water!

Eight inches of rain per year is about all we ever get around this dry desert. But this week, we got nearly 13 inches of rain in just 4 days--causing the second "100 year flood" in just 5 years.

We rode into the Goblin Pots above Snow Canyon today, knowing we were going to see some water. The sun was out and the rains had finished with us a full day earlier. But we didn't expect it to be THIS spectacular! Watching the desert shed 13 inches of rain from the Kayenta overlook was the chance of a lifetime.

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