August 15 campsite to Hopkins Lake 18.4 miles 8:15 – 3:30
Slept in a bit hoping the sun would come out and dry things– no luck, we used up out karma on the first part of the trail. Very misty, so we packed up wet gear and headed out, making good time on a gentle up and down trail. Initially it was damp but not too cold. By early afternoon the weather shifted, turned bitter cold and windy. No visibility. Rain soaked us completely, just stopping as we got to Hopkins Lake. The sun tried to come out but no matter how much we tried to cheer it on, it couldn’t, so we crowded back in the tiny tent to stop shivering.