The weather reports were wrong. Instead of the beautiful sunny weather they had promised we got a drizzle that turned into a lot of, seemingly never ending, rain. So our little group of four, hiking a mountain in the Adirondacks, got really soaked. To the bone, and our boots were saturated and made splutter noises with every step.

Nevertheless we hiked about 8 hours up Dix Mountain, 21 Kilometre and 1000 meters elevation change. Still, the rain hadn’t stopped, so we made supper under a small tarp and then went to bed early. A cold and damp bed in my case, since I didn’t have much warm and dry clothes with me. Bad preparation, yes, it sometimes happens to me as well.