Woke up to rain this morning. Played word search and did a whole lot of nothing until late morning. Then went back to the pavilion and got organized and had lunch. The rain stopped. Left after one. Hiked two miles to three next shelter where five people were settled in, hiked to the next shelter where something like 14 people were crammed in. This was 7:30. They were surprised to see us hike on, but we’re camped just a mile past. Two big climbs today. One over 4000 feet. Had a fun day. Played the ABC game with carpenter. Named countries, vehicle models, beer names, cities, bands, famous people and foods we want to eat. Got trail magic at the pavilion- cold Cokes and oatmeal cream pies. Saw only two other people today hiking sobo. It was a nice change. Be in Bland, VA soon. Hope it doesn’t rain tomorrow, but it probably will. 🙂 I’ll still have fun.