We started the day at Stover Creek shelter. After summitting Sassafras Mountain, then coming into Cooper Gap, I've got to admit that Justus Mountain felt like K2 with full packs. We pushed on, though we were very happy to see the tent pads at Justus Creek. Good day, but a long, hot day, too.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe