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Bill,This picture is from the top of the big canyon just below point 3805 and to the north and east of Mule Ears. I'm not sure if this is the one you saw as much of the view from your perspective would have been blocked. We came down this way after leaving the Smokey Creek trail back upstream coming via Dodson. But I would not recommend ascending this canyon as you would not have visibility to where to go. Not that is was easy coming down either. For more details, check my trip report.
Is this the canyon that skirts the peak 4606 on the Topo, where, the Smokey Creek Trail goes over into the Black Rock Canyon, but Robert, you continued on, dropping down into the drainage. As I recall, you said this was difficult and you wondered about how hard it would have been to ascend, if you had gotten into a drop off and couldn't go through. So, when you are at the intersection of smokey Creek and mule ears trails looking east, there is a dramatic canyon cut in the desert wall. I was concluding is the unnamed canyon you are that is the one the picture is taken from. It looked like both San Jacinto and smokey were in the larger looking Canyon South.
Is this the canyon that skirts the peak 4606 on the Topo, where, the Smokey Creek Trail goes over into the Black Rock Canyon, but Robert, you continued on, dropping down into the drainage.
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