7 May 2010
Yin: Last night was rough. I heard a large animal breaking branches behind the shelter. I hardly got any sleep. The trail today though was pretty easy going. It was mostly down hill and the weather was very cool and misty which made for breathtaking scenery. We made for the Hawk Mountain shelter tonight, only to be very disappointed at the condition it was left in. Yang and I spent about an hour cleaning all the trash left behind by previous "hikers". Later in the afternoon, Auz, Megan, Adalay, and Doc showed up and we spent the rest of the evening spinning tales.
Yang: Today was not as bad as yesterday! The trail had some level spots and downs instead of the straight ups of yesterday. We were still glad to see the sign which simply read "shelter" though. When we got to the shelter we were less jovial. We managed to fill the fire ring to over-flowing with all of the garbage we collected in and around the shelter. The entire area looked much better by the time Auz, Megan, Adalay, and Doc showed up. After a quick supper and light conversation, it is time for sleep. Everyone is still pretty exhausted from yesterday.