I did all my chores...set out the tent and boots to dry, hand washed some laundry, "cleaned" out my backpack...and spent the morning relaxing. Then Bear Bag and Fiber decided to go fishing in the pond here so Hooper and I joined them. Fiber was the first to catch anything, a small bluegill, and I caught one next--even tinier! Hooper caught one just as Pappy and his wife showed up to give me a ride to the post office...where I got my new, correct, backpack! It's so clean and pretty, but I'm sure will be dirty and smelly in just a few days!
We got back to the hostel and Linda fed us chips and meatball subs. The guys were still fishing so I sat down by the lake for awhile watching them in the boat (quite entertaining, I must say) and did lots more relaxing! Joe, the owner, offered us deer meet for dinner if we cooked it, so Veto, Hooper, and REM made a small fire in the grill outside and we made deer burgers. Awesome! This has been one of my favorite zeros this far and I'm sooo glad we decided to stay here. I'm on a couch again tonight, I have a new backpack, my gear is dry, the weather forecast looks decent, and tomorrow is McAfee Knob...so many reasons to smile!
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