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DAY 7: LOWER JUMPUP SPRING TO JUMPUP CABIN

     I am up early and leave at 6:00 without having breakfast.  The others are just getting up as I head up the trail.  I pass the Adventure Leadership guys camped at the cottonwood trees and shortly thereafter reach the Ranger Trail sign.

Walking up Jumpup Canon
10-7-2014 @ 6:26
Ranger Trail sign
10-7-2014 @ 6:28

     The creek bed remains flat and very easy walking.

   
  Walking up Jumpup Canyon
7:02
 

     Surprisingly, I find a very good variety of flowers on my way up Jumpup Canyon.

Prince's Plume
10-7-2014 @ 7:25
Globemallow
10-7-2014 @ 7:27
Common Sunflower
10-7-2014 @ 7:43
Skyrocket
10-7-2014 @ 8:00
Prickly-Poppy
10-7-2014 @ 8:16
Fleabane Daisy
10-7-2014 @ 8:34

     As I approach the north end of the canyon, the walls narrow considerably.

A narrowing Jumpup Canyon
10-7-2014 @ 8:21
A narrowing Jumpup Canyon
10-7-2014 @ 8:33

     Just as I leave the creek bed and head uphill on the trail, I pass a large cliff wall that looks promising for some rock art.  I drop my pack and walk over by the wall.  Sure enough, I have indeed found "The Museum" with many Petroglyphs and Pictographs.  Adrian will be envious of my find.  They are very well preserved.

Petroglyphs
10-7-2014 @ 9:08
Petroglyph
10-7-2014 @ 9:08
Petroglyph and Pictograph
10-7-2014 @ 9:08
Pictographs
10-7-2014 @ 9:08
Pictograph
10-7-2014 @ 9:09
Pictographs
10-7-2014 @ 9:09

     A few more minutes up the trail and I reach the Jumpup cabin and my car.

Trailhead sign
10-7-2014 @ 9:27
Jumpup cabin
10-7-2014 @ 9:28
Shed and my car
10-7-2014 @ 9:28

     I pull out my stove and cook some oatmeal for a late breakfast.  I wait about an hour thinking the others will arrive at any time.  When no one appears, I decide to leave and start the long drive back to Oklahoma.

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