Saturday June 13th. Dark, rainy morning when we left. Picked up Jordan and headed to Madison. The rain cleared out somewhere near the Dells. Saw a big bear cross 53 near Superior. Talked on cell phone to Izzy and waved as he drove past us somewhere near Lutsen. He had been on Alpine all week.Got gas at Buck's in GM. Temp was 57! Got to Tuscarora, met LCD and settled into bunkhouse and then went to Trail Center for a quick supper. It was 72 up on the trail and 10 day forecast looked good. Chatted with a group of Boyscouts from Kansas who were going to do a loop similar to ours from last year.