It rained all night and continued the next morning. It was forecasted to stop around 8:00 AM so I decided to wait it out in my tent. I went back to sleep and when I woke at 9:00 (wow!), it was still raining so I decided to pack up and get hiking.

I climbed Everett Mountain first (elevation 2602 feet). It is the highest elevation climb thus far. It rained most of the morning and remained cold and wet all day. I’m sure there were some awesome views that I missed due to the clouds.

Near the end of the day, I passed the 500 mile mark for my hike. Yay! I hiked with Pa Bert again in the afternoon for a couple miles. We are both staying in the Tom Leonard Shelter tonight along with 4 section hikers. It is pouring rain so I’m glad to have a roof over my head. This is the first time I’ve ever slept in a shelter. I hope the mice don’t get me. 🙂