Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Water, water everywhere -- and popcorn

High winds kept us awake most of last night, though a large crescent of rocks protected the tent from being buffeted. Also, very little rain after nightfall kept us damp, but not waterlogged.

Yesterday's slow start, the pace we set, and an impending rainstorm sent us into a trailside bivouac  as soon as we entered Shenandoah National Park. No water available to prepare our dehydrated food -- so, trail bars and tunafish for dinner, washed down with one swallow from our half-full water bladders.  It's the worst part of having to stop short as far as I am concerned.

We did get the tent set up, the bear bag line hung, and everything under cover before the rain squall came thru.

Another positive note for the day -- a  thru hiker and his companion treated us to some dark chocolate-dipped and caramel-dipped popcorn from the King Brothers store in Staunton!

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