Woohoo! Another layover day! So let's get hiking, shall we?
Nick, Amanda, and I did the 12-mile loop from camp, down to the Patio, and then through Surprise Valley, and finally back to camp.
An hour and a half later, we arrived at the Patio. This is a sacred place to many native tribes, and for good reason. It's a wonderful green oasis slot canyon, with trees and waterfalls and beautiful water, all winding its way through a stunning side canyon.
After that, we left and hiked the remaining 9 miles back to camp, going through Surprise Valley.
After that, we poked around Thunder River and Tapeats Creek on the way back to camp, but eventually just called it and got back to camp while there was still directly sunlight.
Once back at camp, we played cards and ate dutch oven pizza
Late into the night.