A much longer off-trail adventure today. Given digestive difficulties during the night, and waking to a minor headache, it is amazing that we were able to go.
The wonders of Nature and Earth embraced us, and after lunch we decided to ascend to the top of the mesa via the rock chimney, for the first time this season. Challenging, but exhilarating, and we cheered when we reached the top.
With the solitude, stillness, soaring cliffs, colorful lichens, cacti, shrubs, birds, butterflies, and wonderful vistas, it was a welcome respite from the current madness.