after being awoken by some light rain in the middle of the night, we rose with the sun to begin our second day on the water. we had a rough first five miles where we encountered heavy wind, rain, and white-capped water. we found a beautiful sand beach where we enjoyed a jet boiled mac and cheese lunch. we took casual breaks and let our legs dangle in rare moments of sun and consumed many tangerines while taking in the the serenity of the mountains. we passed mile marker 21 just as the sun was setting and decided to paddle a little down river until we found a place to set up camp for the night. what seemed like forever, we found ourselves in the middle of a large section of river, with the determination to reach the next blinking mile marker sign. while in this stretch, we reclined as far back as we could to experience the stars and the coyotes howling on the sides of us. we eventually jet boiled an indian rice and garbanzo bean dish and continued onwards to the faintly flashing light.