Our last full day in the canyon, head guide Lynne encouraged us to enjoy it and
not think about returning to the rim world until she discussed logistics after dinner.
We felt the influence of the Mojave Desert at the canyon opened up. Mel rowed our boat
through a fierce hot wind that blasted upriver and felt like a hairdryer.
At lunch, Gary led a short walk into the desert to see ocotillo in leaf.
In the afternoon, Mel rowed hard against more hairdryer wind, but said she loves to row.
We stopped at mile 216 and climbed up onto some rocks above the river. From there,
we jumped into the river, swam 3 Springs rapid, and got hauled back into the boats waiting below.
We ran a few more rapids before pulling over for our last camp at mile 221.