Sunny and warm. I caught a ride back to where I got off the trail on highway 74. The first car I thumbed picked me up. It was herq. I noticed he was in the coffee shop earlier so he may have known I needed a ride.
It was already hot at 9:00 when I started. 8 miles to the next off trail water at Live Oak Spring. Saw a couple who asked if I was thru hiking and talked awhile.
Gentle climbing brought me to a junction where I saw the person ahead of me take the wrong turn. I watched his silver umbrella climb the slope to the south. He eventually passed me later that day.
Got down to Cedar Springs and had the area myself for awhile. Later I was joined by Greyhound who was using an external frame pack and a Wentzel tent that is suited for backyard camping. Great guy. Former bike racer.
I found 4 morels in camp!