I had the trail all to myself for the morning. It was great to finally be by myself trying to have church on a foggy Sunday morn. I came across 3 hikers later as I put in 15 to get to hemlock hostel. The 3 guys who somehow work at this little establishment looked up and stared at me like I just walked in to their living room. I convinced the owner, an older woman to make me the 5 dollar cheese burger special they advertised along the trail. They were very concerned about my soggy coupon that it was stamped to be legit. It’s a menagerie out here. Other hikers later showed up and so did the rain so I guess I made a good call. I just hope none of the other hikers has the nocturnal habit of hitting people in their sleep. I hear there is a machine for that.