The Piedra River meanders from northeast of the Sportsman’s Campground and runs near the road south of the campground. Where it is close to the road in that southern part, the river runs through a canyon with some pretty high bluffs. At a point, after the curve turning back north, there is a trail taking one through that canyon. But, that is for a later post.
On this excursion, done the same day as the previous post to Piedra Falls, we simply stopped at a pull-out near that canyon and took some pictures. The following are pictures showing that area.
This first one shows a small stream that flows into the Piedra River from the East. The pull-out we stopped on is before the curve of the road before it goes north. While it is not really visible in this photo, there is a small waterfall there. (Look in the very center of the photo.)
Here is a close-up of that small falls.
Looking now towards the west, we get to see some of the bluffs in that canyon area.
This one is a different part of the bluff, although I don’t recall its exact location in relationship to the first photo. However, it does give a better perspective of the face of the bluff.
Now, a little closer….
Now, to give you a perspective to size/height of that bluff, this photo shows Jo walking away from the bluff. It kind of gives one a sense that one shouldn’t get too close to the edge. However, “one” isn’t me. I am always on the lookout for the good perspectives of photos.
This shot shows the Piedra River on the right and the stream with the small waterfall on the left.
The bluff curves around in this area, so this next photo of the river and canyon is from a spot further west and then north of the previous photo.
This picture is taken from a spot further north and we lose sight of the small stream. However, the Piedra River is shown after a split. Not shown in any of these photos is where the Piedra River flows through an area with high bluffs on both sides. That area is for the aforementioned “later post.”
This next one shows the Piedra River down and to the left and looks out over the valley towards the further mountains.
Finally, this image shows a status that I should be in instead of sitting up at 11:15pm writing this blog. It is reclining.