The skies were still overcast and the temperature never seemed to get above 65 degrees. We had about 7 miles left on our day's journey and we were glad that most of it was going down in elevation.
The one disappointing thing about hiking 22 miles in one day is that when you come across some neat side trails you are often too tired to take them. We passed up seeing several scenic spots as well as viewing some of the shelters along the way mainly because of the mileage it would have added to our day. Next time...shorter hike so we can smell the roses a bit more.