|The site had a nice dining room table and chairs set up for us.|
|Super excited for freeze dried food.|
|Our means of boiling water for our freeze dried packs of Mexican Style Rice and Chicken. Yum! Dave fends off the bugs by sipping fireball.|
|From our tent|
The next morning, over breakfast we debated how to get back to our car. I just wanted to go home ASAP. Dave thought we should take the scenic route. I was scared of going back the way we came and seeing the ladder again, but I was also worried about the scenic route since the ranger mentioned a few things I wouldn't like. Why go 2.6 miles when you can go 6.1? We took the long way, up Lost Canyon, over a rock formation, then down Squaw Canyon with packs.
|Dave got bit while taking this picture.|
|We were going up and over this thing off to the right to get out of Lost Canyon.|
|We just climbed up out of this valley. The scary part was very minimal and Dave talked me through it like a pro. The Ranger mentioned a crack you had to jump over, but I swear, we never had to. I kept worrying it was coming up, though!|
|After the scary part, I was very happy to be on something semi-flat, so I took a seat by a cairn to catch my breath after the climb. No tears today! Take that, Needles!|
|We stopped here for lunch. Cheetos, beef jerky, and dried fruit. Quality.|
|Entering Squaw Canyon on our way out.|
|Success! We're almost out! Note the yellow flowers everywhere! ,|
|6 miles with packs after 3 days of camping/hiking, this about sums it up. Time to go home! Our cars are near the butte on the right, I think. (Hehe, I said butte!)|
It was a fun memorial day weekend trip!