The hike today was fourteen miles to Rufus Murphy shelter. It was mostly down very steep ravines dropping 3000 feet during the day. Such steep descents are just the worst. Every joint screams from the constant jumping down on to rocks and roots. Everyone has multiple blisters from the constant sliding inside their boots. We are camped out with the usual crew with the addition of Wahoo and Flower Child who have reappeared. I hurt all over. Tomorrow we have the toughest ascent yet, 4000 feet up over 2.5 miles. It is eight o’clock which is called hiker midnight– time for bed. Happy trails.