Hiking this trail, you cross the river 13 times. This particular day (2 days ago-July 21, 2012), was pouring rain, and a lot of lightning and thunder. The sound was amazing as the thunder would vibrate off the canyon walls. The forest is dense and this river winds through it. In this spot, my husband and I sat out to enjoy the rain. It was slightly sheltered from the undercut walls. This was our first visit to West Fork, Sedona.