Sounds like a great trip despite the rain although I do love a good rain on the tarp while sleeping. That bites your friend bailed on you. I treasure solo hikes though. I can't wait to make it to Manitou. It's been on my short list for awhile. Thanks for the report. Stoked you finally got to do a hang!
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