I woke up from my first cowboy camping experience of the trip, soothed overnight by the sound of rushing water.
And chatted with Merman while he filtered his water.
I hiked the first part of the day with Heather and Bailey, a mother and daughter team of delightfully strong and loving women. We took each others pictures at scenic overlooks, here's one of me:
And walked along the ridge before diving back to the canyon floor.
I had a lunch break with some friends and took a picture of Whit's tattoo, a childhood hero of mine enshrined upon the back of his arm.
I crossed the creek several more times before settling on a camping spot and cooked my dinner over an open fire, the soothing sound of the stream still soft in the distance.
Here is a video of me explaining how I blow up my massive air mattress with only 2 breaths. Equal parts magic and physics ;-)