We decided to head out in the morning after doing some grocery shopping, and listening to one last jam session by all the musically talented hikers.
The trail was smooth for about 12 miles, then we had two deep river fords, one well over my waist and the second running very fast. So thoroughly soaked, we soldiered on through some very wet trail until we arrived at a shelter. Having seen no one on the trail all day, we found probably 15 people already set up and had to squeeze or tent into an awkward spot… One with a perfect view of the lake. We watched the sunset over it while eating dinner then collapsed into our tent, put to sleep by loon calls