My plan was simple. Hike down to the lake on Saturday, set up camp, sit here for a day on Sunday and then hike back out on Monday.
And that’s exactly what I did. Though camp chores — collecting wood, tidying up, and filtering water — interrupted my resting. I spent a good deal of time admiring the view and a lot less on my planned introspection. I think what I wrote when I was last here still applies, “I need more practice at relaxing.”
The first night was cool, 36°F. The second night was a warm 59°F. With the warmth came wind and rain, but I was nice and snug in the hammock.
Oh, and a saw a young black bear too. It had been ousted from its winter retreat by a pack of hounds who were noisily pursuing it. It gave them the slip by swimming across the lake. You can read a bit more about that encounter here.
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