We left Grayson's vehicle there and loaded up everything into my car for our trip over to NOC where we would begin hiking the next morning. Our plan was to spend the night at the NOC Basecamp and then head out early the next day for our hike.
NOC Basecamp was just that... a camp. It was kind of like staying at summer camp. There was a main building that housed the showers and kitchen which was surrounded by several bunkhouse structures where you slept. We had reserved a bunk room several weeks ahead of this trip. Nothing but the best...our room was 10' x 10' and had a bunk bed, a window, a bench and a couple of hooks on the wall. It was hard to tell which is worse...sleeping in that bunk or sleeping in a tent. Regardless, it was cheap and it was serving its purpose. There were several other hikers staying there too but we really didn't have much time to get to know them.