Parunaweep is a Piaute Indian word that translates, "roaring water canyon," which, depending on the weather, could be any canyon in Zion. We took a break for lunch here, where sandstone "whitecaps" meet a tumultuous Red Sea...
Stair stepping our way up a series of precipitous sandstone washes, I mentioned to fellow Red Rock Geezer, Chris, that someday I'd like to be around to witness the hydro-havoc reeked on such a place after a torrential monsoon cloudburst. Imagine the raging flash flood, after a couple inches of rain on several square miles of nonporous sandstone.
This was a new area for our group. It's always nice to connect some new "dots" in between favorite hikes that never get old. Once again, we didn't have a set plan other than try and make our way to Parunaweep Canyon.
I hope you enjoy tagging alone with a few Geezers At Play.
I sometimes wonder in the wee hours of night
try and try with all my might
to find a key to all the unknown destinations
that unlocks the secrets at the ends of roads not taken...