It's amazing how a little ibuprofen and the promise of a good swimming hole can speed up a hike. The boys hiked six miles this afternoon in 2 1/2 hours. That's the fastest they've hiked all week. Go figure.
At Dismal Falls we all got in the water. It was cold but I finally made it under to clean all the sweat and trail dirt off me. I looked back at the others and they retreated after making it knee deep.
Supper was on the rocks by the river. It will be our last night on the trail together. While this has been a tough hike for all, I think everyone has had a great time. I know I have.