Friday, August 28th (day 16)
It was rough leaving the Inn this morning, but we were on the trail by 9 am. Even though we only had 10.6 miles to hike, this was a late start, because it took us 8 1/2 hrs to get to camp. I've decided that the trail can no longer be called a trail. It is more of an obstacle course. We are mainly scrambling on and scaling rocks lately. We use ladders, iron rungs, and ropes to climb. It was pretty intensely difficult today. Sometimes we have to cross a big of deep mud, and if we pick the wrong log to step in, we will sink 10 inches into the mud.