Driving to Pinto Creek during October and early November has taken quite a few hours out of my days. It was well worth the time spent though. I was able to find some quality material and get some awesome photos.
I spent most of the time exploring the upper Pinto Creek area. I don’t think I have seen a creek with this many water falls in such a short distance. In addition to the ones above the road, at least 10 of them, there are 4 or more below the road. The ones below the road are the most spectacular.
This falls is about 40 feet tall, and I found some of my best material below this site.
In addition to the above I found a couple of pieces that still had the matrix attached.
Heading down stream we came across a spectacular water fall combination. Two creeks merged at an 80 foot cliff and provided quite a scene.
There didn’t seem to be much material in this area so we explored some more and enjoyed the scenery and mushrooms.
I am not a mushroom hunter. The extent of my mushroom knowledge is very limited, but couldn’t help admiring the variety of them in this area. I don’t think any of them are edible though.
This area is very rugged, and probably wouldn’t make a good place to rock hunt if small children are along.
Here is a group shot of the best of what I found on the trips to this area.
Thanks for joining me.