Time for some AWESOME day hikes. Just below Olo is Matkatamiba Canyon. A short scramble up a very narrow slot canyon takes you to a wide side canyon with clear pools and streams a side cavern and large courtyard. Best of all it’s in the shade! A little bit further down the river is Havasu Creek. The clear waters of Havasu Creek mix with the Colorado at its entrance. The difference in clarity and temperature creates a very cool mixing effect. We spent a few hours swimming upstream and floating back down Havasu Creek. What an amazing place, a true oasis almost of another world somehow just off the side of the muddy waters of the Colorado River. Insane. We pulled in to camp at Tuckup around mile 164. Tomorrow morning we will raft the biggest rapid of the Grand Canyon, Lava Falls.

- Allie and Jonathan