After a generous breakfast, we hit the trail until we happened upon a Memorial Day barbecue that some kind friends of hikers were offering to those happening by on foot. We enjoyed swapping stories while they spoiled us with pork kabobs, fresh caught tuna, home-baked cookies, watermelon, cantaloupe and cold drinks.
We eventually did make it back onto the trail where the kids were more inclined toward vertical progress than forward progress. They climbed trees, rocks and (eventually) mountains. We finally stopped near a stream with some cool pools for dunking, and made camp for the night. All in all, a welcome lazy Memorial Day.