The fall colors were perfect and we loved the yellow and red leaves mixed into the scenery. The first few miles of the hike we followed the creek all the way up canyon to the Subway. There was a ton of stream crossings, but we were able to keep dry up to this point.
We ran into one other hiker, a photographer who had hiked in during the morning snow and was waiting for some good light to take pics in. We took advantage of the chance of seeing another person and took a shot together at the entrance of the Subway.
The subway was incredible, tons of clear green and blue pools, cascading waterfalls, and amazing rock formations.
This was as far as we were able to venture up canyon without having to swim. You can see it is pretty deep swim through the narrows here. That is where we would have come from if we had done the canyon the technical route from the top down like we wanted to. Miles and miles of narrows and clear pools. All this trip did was wet out appetites to come back to do the real thing.