The original plan for Saturday evening was to attend the Tulip Festival at Thanksgiving Point, meeting the Provo kids there and sharing a picnic dinner. However, after being stuck in non-moving traffic for over 30 minutes, we decided to make a u-turn and try Plan B.
We headed up American Fork Canyon and stopped at the Swinging Bridge Picnic Area. Maybe there used to be a swinging bridge, but the one we crossed was quite sturdy. David found a fire pit that still had warm ashes, and decided that we should bring it back to life.
After a delicious picnic supper, we took the short, paved nature trail up to the Timpanogos Cave parking area, about 1/4 mile each way. Although quite chilly, it was a gorgeous hike.