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[*] posted on 3-27-2018 at 10:52 AM
Canon Del Diablo


Thanks for all the info on finding the waterfalls at Canon Del Diablo. PaulW - Your GPS track was spot on. Here's the thread on Q&A if anyone wants that info - http://forums.bajanomad.com/viewthread.php?tid=89970

The hike starts through a really beautiful area of cactus and ocotillo. It almost looks like a garden. The path is pretty well marked with stones but I can definitely see getting lost in here.

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I only hiked a 3 miles round trip but it's fairly rough going in the initial wash with boulders.

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I'll post some video later when I get more bandwidth but the first sight and sound of the water was pretty awesome.

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Some fixed ropes helped with smooth granite sides.

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I didn't use the last one as the water was chilly and I didn't feel like wading in to try it. A really beautiful place.




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[*] posted on 3-27-2018 at 11:12 AM


So cool and great photos! Thank you!!



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[*] posted on 3-27-2018 at 02:21 PM


Glad that you were able to reach the waterfall. The waterfall is known as the "entrance falls" of Diablo Canyon. Lots of good hiking beyond the falls all the way to Picacho del Diablo. Need several days for that hike.
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[*] posted on 3-27-2018 at 05:33 PM


Here's the video -





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[*] posted on 3-28-2018 at 07:40 AM


Thanks for the report.
So, how much time did you take for the round trip walk?
Well, the entrance fall has change substantially (again). I have been there countless times and have never seen the water so high. My take is there has been very little water flow and there has not been a big surge to scour out the cavity below the falls. Previously the end of the cable would be at neck high and the pendulum would have your feet on solid dry rock so you could scoot over to where the water drains over the rock. Now your shoes would be wet and traction would be marginal.
If the water is not to deep maybe it would be possible to scramble up the water flow? I would guess that maneuver would be difficult because that that area is very polished granite with no grip. It has always been an issue to get up the fall due to the slick surface.
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[*] posted on 3-28-2018 at 07:47 AM


What pictures and a wonderful video, good times ..............

Thanks for taking the time to post...
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[*] posted on 3-28-2018 at 08:18 AM


I'm not sure exactly how long I spent in the canyon. I kind of lost time as it was such a magical place. Maybe a couple of hours.

That last section definitely looks tricky. The water was really cold so I can't imagine going up through the flow but it would be fun to watch someone try.




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[*] posted on 3-29-2018 at 07:29 PM


Diablo? Seems like the wrong name to me. Looks fantastic!
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[*] posted on 3-30-2018 at 09:43 AM


Named after the mountain it is next to, El Picacho del Diablo, the highest mountain in Baja at 10,154'. It has two peaks (the second is only 2 feet shorter). Looks like Devil's Horns, maybe?





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[*] posted on 3-30-2018 at 11:40 AM


Two names--Diablo and Providencia....somewhat at odds with each other.
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[*] posted on 3-30-2018 at 08:38 PM


Excellent photos. The video was super cool! Great choice of background music and good editing. Thanks for sharing.



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[*] posted on 3-31-2018 at 09:46 PM


Mexitron, 3 names that I know of: "La Encantada"
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