My friend and I were lying in hammocks made of blankets playing guitar when a group of friends went by. “Hey, you guys want to do a hike?”

I looked at my friend and shrugged. “Sure!” We ran inside to put our instruments away and caught up with the group. I had about a quarter of a bottle of water with me. “So, where are we going?”

Seven Mile Hole is not what it sounds like. It’s actually 11 miles, and after being flat for the first four miles, goes about 1500 feet straight down into the canyon in about as much length.

Going down was fun, lots of fun! I was excited about life and in a great mood. But when we turned around and I looked up at that canyon? I wasn’t sure if I was going to make it. This is a hike you most definitely need water for.

The hike was worth it though, as standing next to the river and looking around at the canyon walls is an incredible experience.

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