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Sep 22

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Should we share the good news or the other news first? 🍂 Let's start with the good. Happy first day of fall! As the sun rose over Bristlecone Point, the first blushes of yellow were visible in the leaves of quaking aspen along Navajo Loop. ⬇️

A sunrise over a vast landscape of red rock spires, cliffs, and forest. A quaking aspen tree stands at right edge of frame, glowing in morning sun.

🚧 Now for the other news. Yesterday's heavy rainfall (1.92 inches, 8th highest daily rainfall on record) has caused washouts and unsafe conditions along the Wall Street side of Navajo Loop, necessitating a temporary closure of this section of trail. nps.gov/brca/planyourv… ⬇️

A sign at the top of a red rock canyon reads CAution! Falling rocks are more common on the next 0.5 miles (0.8 km) of trail than any other trail in the park. Rockfalls are unpredictable, can occur at any time, and may result in serious injury or death. Furthermore, loose pebbels on the trails act like marbles beneath your feet. Prevent broken ankles. Wear hiking boots with lug traciton and ankle support. Consider these ricks when hiking this trail.

✅ At this time the Two Bridges side of Navajo Loop and all other previously open trails remain open. Hikers should be prepared for the likelihood of mud and washouts on all park trails. We'll share further updates as they become available.

Images of current trail damage along the Wall Street side of Navajo Loop following yesterday's heavy rains. Trail crews are currently at work making repairs to this area while others are assessed. We'll continue to share updates as they become available. nps.gov/brca/planyourv…

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