It rained in the night, and was gloomy this morning. There are about 20 hikers at this motel, and we all convinced each other not to hike today. We got some coffee and bagels and sat on the patio watching as the downpour began. Our friend Strider hiked out yesterday and hiked backwards to return to town today, as there is a long stretch above treeline and the weather was too wet and windy to make the traverse safe. The rain stopped in the afternoon and we took the kayaks and canoes out on the lake. A pretty good day for a zero.