In September of 2010, I was camping with some friends in Arizona. We had just finished hiking through Bronco Canyon, an incredibly difficult but rewarding hike and set up camp near the beautiful Cherry Creek. The night was uncomfortably warm so we decided that we didn’t need to set up our shelters.
…that turned out to be a disastrous mistake.
At about three in the morning, I felt the first raindrops of what would become a twelve hour torrential downpour.