Deep desert valleys and rolling red and golden mountains lay under a sky peppered with streaks of pink and grey.
Tekoa Canyon dropped down into dramatic ripples of rock, giving evidence that this was no prairie.
Tall reeds and wispy purple flowers grew up from the shallow stream of water.
Flashlights in hand, we walked through chest deep water in the cave.
It’s hard to imagine a more rewarding feature on a hike than a mid-trail beach stop.