Aravaipa Canyon

March 31-April 1, 2011

On Sunday we explored Horse Camp Canyon, but the mysterious inky black plunge pool was full of algae. Josh, Joel and Belinda continued on to Virgus Canyon while Cindy, Jeff, Patty and I settled into a pool with a small waterfall. I spent a good part of the evening alternately lying on my back in the stream or on a nicely carved boulder watching bats pour out of Horse Camp Canyon, but also did my part to reduce the volume of wine in Josh and Belinda's backpacks.

Heat lightning flickered in the distance and high winds buffeted the tent overnight. We awoke to blessedly cloudy skies and cooler temperatures and were up and out of the canyon in time for lunch at La Casita in Mammoth.