Today I was out at the Crack of dawn. There were 4 loud tents that came in late but of course there is no sign of life this morning. After a few miles I met a hiker named Flick because she plays ultimate Frisbee competitively. I stopped for lunch but got so cold I started freak out thinking I was going into hypothermia shock when Flick from Florida showed up saying cool snow and started taking pictures . getting out of there was the only thing I wanted. And I did, all the way to a shelter that was converted from a barn. It took me back to high school when we stayed in a barn in the Poconos while on a bike trip. Come to think of it we went through hail rain and snow that time. Funny how you never know what experiences prepare you for bigger ones down the road. I mean the stressor we experienced as a couple and a family I now look back and realize how we dealt with them set us up for what we are now dealing with. A group of Recreation students from a Christian college were already there at the barn. Immediately I thought of the day time when my wife, a recent major at a Christian college was on a similar trip and the group almost went into hypothermia shock. Freaky, right ? The next day again I got out before any one else was up or even noticed.