The wind whistled and moaned overnight, which made me glad I was safe and warm in a real bed with a roof over my head. I slept well.
In the morning I packed up my gear, ate breakfast, then said goodbye to Donqui and Q-Tip. Our stay at Bear cabin was unexpected but pleasant.
I walked down to the Blood Mountain Cabins office and store, where I hoped to finally publish some of my blog posts.
Wireless connection at the cabin had been maddenly inconsistent. At the office, the experience was just as frustrating, even with WiFi access.
I soon gave up that attempt and walked the two-tenths of a mile up to Mountain Crossings. The store didn't have public WiFi, but two bars of LTE service worked most of the time.
I bought a Gatorade and an employee said I could sit on a bench among racks of clothing to work. About an hour later I was done.
I apologize for the several typos that resulted, but at least Day 1 was published.