Sunday, June 27, 2010
A hot Sunday afternoon means a trip to Clear Creek. My wife, myself, and some of my family drove from Prescott to the Verde Valley to visit one of our favorite swimming holes at Clear Creek. The hole is a short hike from the Bull Pen. Bull Pen is about four miles from on a washboard/rocky road from highway 260 just out of Camp Verde. This swimming hole is rimmed by ferns from a dripping spring from the cliffs above. The kids (and myself) enjoy jumping off a rock ledge into the seven foot deep pool. This pool is long and shaded bringing a refreshing cool to a hot day. I usually take photos without people in it but this day was all about the kids having a gool 'ol time, so many of my photos have my nieces and nephews frolicking in the clear waters. Clear Creek is a real gem; featuring a gallery of cottonwood and sycamore trees. The only disappointments are from were a smattering of litter and biting flies that left a few big welts on my allergic prone skin.