Change in plans today. Right before I got to shelter it started raining, so never made it to Standing Bear. Staying at the shelter tonight but only 3.6 miles to the hostel tomorrow. Interesting crowd here tonight. Talking about reality TV shows and longest hikes people have made. Beautiful views today and lots of downhill. Up hill is the most psychologically and physically challenging, but down hills are the most dangerous. It’s easy to slip and injure oneself. I love being out here, even in the rain.
April 21, 2012