Several other hikers were already there, waiting. While Sierra and I made hot chocolate, three of the guys dove, launched canonballs, and did back flips from the dock into the cold lake water. As we waited, more hikers joined us, including Desert Fox, Masa (a hiker from Japan), and Chris. Soon we spotted the ferry moving across the lake toward us.
The ferry whisked us away to Vermillion Valley Resort, where we enjoyed showers, clean laundry, and food. Lots of food. We ended the day full, relaxed, and happy.