This was to be a short day. We’d secured a reservation at Vermillion Valley Resort – but would have to slow down to arrive on day 12. Crossing over Selden Pass gave a beautiful vista of Marie Lake, which we descended towards before dropping down into the canyon and following Bear Creek. Bear Creek was still flowing well and had numerous beautiful swimming holes along its route. In a high snow year Bear Creek can be the most dangerous creek to cross, but again it was just a rock hop.

Distance: 9.33; Ascent: 826′; Descent: 2034′