Canyoneers standing on frozen creek in front of frozen waterfall

Rappelling a Frozen Arizona Waterfall

A group of us canyoneers had been trying to get to a frozen waterfall near Mingus Mountain for quite a few years.

Last year the snow levels were too high and other years it was not frozen.

In February, Phoenix had a rare cold front go through and dropped the daytime highs into the mid-40s. I started noticing people posting pictures on Facebook of frozen fountains and water features around town.

A light bulb went off in my head…

Enjoy the pictures. The close up photos were taken by Kevin Hwang while he hung part way down the falls on a second rope.

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