Today was recovery from Yesterday's hike, and some preparation for the continuation of our journey.
We left the National Park around lunchtime to book a horse back trail ride through nearby forest. Our guide, Mearl, took us on a very pleasant hour long trail ride, but it was hard to get off the horses at the end, given how sore our legs were!
We then did some laundry and got our bags organised for tomorrow.
We ended the day with a lecture by one of the Canyon rangers about the re-introduction of the California Condor into the wild after being threatened with extinction. It was a really interesting lecture, but in all honesty, this is not a pretty bird!
We made a later dinner of flame grilled sausages and sliced tomatoes and then hit the tent ready for an early morning and the next stage of our road trip.
All in all, camping is not so bad. It's made easier by having good facilities. It is lovely to be surrounded by nature, and to hear nothing but the wind and birds day and night. We had all sorts of wildlife wander through the camp, including Elk and Mule Deer, and never forgetting the pesky squirrels! However, a lot of time seems to be spent organising, tidying, packing and trying to keep things concealed from other people, and scavenging ravens! Nadia is warming to the concept, but is reserving her opinion until she has seen a few other camp sites!