Then it was over Lion's Head, not as high, but much steeper climb.We stopped for a snack at the top, but noticed the clouds were rapidly moving in so we hightailed it off the peak. Rain came gently at first- felt rather good after all the heat we've been experiencing- but then turned into a downpour with thunder and lightening. We pulled into a shelter to wait out the rain and finish our interrupted snack.
After the rain petered out, we finished the steep, rocky descent down from Lion's Head. Going was slow, as the rocks were still wet and slippery from the rain, slowing our pace way down.
We walked into a ravine next to a river, crossed the river and lo-and-behold:
We continued along the rocky ravine, and I started getting tired with sore feet. Even though we did not have full packs yesterday, the 24 miles had worn me out. We ended up stopping earlier than planned at Laurel Ridge Campsite, where we turned in early on elevated tent platforms amongst the wet, wet trees.