We left the previous nights’ spot pretty late but we’re in no rush. Enjoyed the views of Big Bear Lake as we moved along the ranges opposite where we had zero’d. The morning was heavily forested, and with it came deer and plenty of birds. Leaving the shade and water sources we found ourselves once again enjoying the whopping heat of the afternoon exposed. It got so intense that we shaded under a tree, at which point Panda and JL caught up to us. Together we headed to a site we knew of alongside a river, took a dip and got a fire going. Co-op then came by and joined us for fire side dinner. Ending with a fire is an absolute treat made sweeter with quality friends.