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DAY 7: SHOWERBATH SPRING TO THE INTERSECTION OF KANAB CREEK AND JUMPUP CANYON

     We are up at our normal time of 6:30, eat, pack, and leave before 8:30.  Our plan today is to camp at the intersection of Kanab Creek and Jumpup Canyon where we cached water two days ago.  Sometimes a picture of the reflection of the Canyon wall is more exciting than the actual view of it.   We make our way through a lot of water and over a lot of rocks.  In about an hour and a half, we reach the last pool of water just past the unnamed spring.  It's nothing but a dry creek bed now all the way to Jumpup Canyon.

Reflections in the water
10-8-2008 @ 8:34
Lots of boulder hopping
10-8-2008 @ 8:39
The last pool of water
10-8-2008 @ 9:52

     We seem to be making pretty good time.  My GPS verifies that there are just two more turns until Jumpup Canyon, which we reach before noon.  My six-quart water cache is right where I left it as are Bob's and Keith's.  That good, so we don't have to trek the one mile up Kanab Creek to the "Hidden Pool" for more water.

Jumpup Canyon
10-8-2008 @ 11:49
My water cache
10-8-2008 @ 11:50

     After lunch I have some decisions to make on where to set up my tent.  There is a sand bar with a flat spot near the bottom that's pretty good, but since the skies are crystal clear, I'm going to use the Kanab Creek bed.  The sand is flat and should make for a soft bed tonight.  That would not be a good spot after a thunderstorm.  Bob camps at the lower edge of the sand bar while Keith camps on top.

Richard's tent on 7th night
10-8-2008 @ 1:10
Keith's tent on 7th night
10-8-1:21

     Later this afternoon our Phoenix friends arrive and make camp just a few yards west of my location.  We talk for quite a while.  They are also going up Kwagunt tomorrow and plan to camp tomorrow night above the two waterfalls.  Hopefully there is room for all of us there.

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