The bottom of a ravine sounds like a nice place to be ... were you out for a walk, hiking or even orienteering in your travels? I enjoy the Harbin warm pool, especially, meditatively and milieu-wise, also at the bottom of a ravine, and with gathering similarities with Quaker Meeting.
What a bunch of hippies at a commune, at least for 48 hours about an hour north of San Francisco, for Thanksgiving, with Reed friends and quite a few other people ... and somewhat of a scene! :)
Pirin Karakachan horses