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  1. No quantity or number; naught; the figure 0.
  2. A day in which no miles are hiked.

Redwall Cavern

written Feb 18, 2018 @ 03:37 AM after hiking 2.00 miles

We postponed breakfast this morning -- instead of having breakfast in camp as we normally do, we rigged and launched so that we could eat breakfast at Redwall Cavern, just a few miles downriver.

Let's get rigged and get outta here!

I gave Jess the oars to row this gorgeous section. She wanted to row, and I didn't mind just looking and getting lost in my thoughts.

I warned her that the eddy for Redwall Cavern was huge and pretty strong, so we'll have to catch it late. She did a great job and we wound up pretty much where we wanted to be.

On the approach

Inside the cavern!

Once in the absolutely massive cavern, we set up a quick breakfast and wandered around, taking in the space. After a while, we loaded up and pushed on again.

Amanda rowing Nick down the river

In the early afternoon, we arrive at camp (Eminence Break) with lots of sun left. After our chores were done, Nick and I went for a hike just to see what's up there.

Boats on the beach, looking downriver

We found a spectacular view of the river and camp, after some serious scrambling and climbing. Once we reached a plateau, we found a very obvious trail all the way back to camp. Oops.

Looking down at camp

After that, it was time for dinner, a fire, and then off to bed -- it was getting chilly and I wanted to get snuggled in my quilt.