After a nice breakfast at Chenango's he drove me back to Bainbridge so I could start hiking. Since he was going to be meeting me that afternoon I was even able to slackpack the 10 miles of roadwalk through to Masonville.
After Masonville Chenango joined me for the last mile and a half of the day to get to the leanto. We arrived with several hours of daylight still, so we set about making a nice fire to ward off the cold. The forecast is for 15 degrees tonight, so we'll see how cold it actually gets.