David and I tried to get an early jump on the day, but I think it was around 9am before we were packed up and ready to head out for the day. Our plan was to meet up with our cousin, Grayson, at Max Patch around lunch time. Grayson was going to join us for the remainder of our hike back to Hot Springs.
The morning air was crisp but not too cold. Kind of perfect weather for hiking.