In the open shelter at the crossing, the ranger had a fire going in the big stone fireplace. I forgot my camera and took a few shots with my phone, but Verizon doesn't want to send them to my computer. So I stole a shot from Harriet's Facebook page. Ah, the electronic age. She titled this "Batman and Robin looking for the entrance to the Bat Cave."
We had been here a couple of times before I wrote Bats and Bones, but since the setting for that book is a fictitious park only loosely based on this one, I wrote from memory and that's not always real accurate. So it's interesting to see it again. But the campground, although small and old, has great sites among the pines and hardwoods. We cooked beef and butternut squash stew in the Dutch oven for supper and had blueberry buckle for dessert. In case we had to fight off any crime you know. A perfect night for sleeping--so much so that I didn't get up until 7:30, about three hours later than usual. The sunny, cool day today will no doubt find us back on the trails for longer hikes.