I wanted a mellow, relaxing day after the big accidental on purpose loop the day before. Plus Mark could fish while the rest of us meandered along the river (thanks for the suggestion Elizabeth!) Even Tugger had had it from the previous day and just wanted to relax in the meadow, so Karl and Laura and I headed down the river a bit until the crossing would've required us getting our shoes wet. We decided it was time to go back and drink beer. So nut job Karl actually found a swimming hole and went FULLY into the frigid waters! Yipes, no thanks! Karl, you're a true nut job (no wonder Tugger likes you so much - birds of a feather...... )
Despite the burned out sections and obstacle course it made of the trail a lot of the way, it sure is pretty down there by the river! The road there FR 24 was a pretty depressing drive. What I would do to get my hands on those nimrods that started that fire But the road Mark and I took out (FR 26) to head back to Tuscon was WAAAAAAY better!!!! So graded and nice, and lush and pretty!