We did some speed hiking back the way we’d come. As we dipped through the arroyo again large cold raindrops began to spatter the rocks. There were numerous overhangs that could’ve sheltered us had the rain increased. By the time we made it back down to Rt. 24, the thunderstorm had slid off to the east leaving us dry. It seemed like it would be a good time to head down the scenic drive since it was just after noon.