There have been two things in copious amounts so far on this year's 3 day hike - rain and macaroni. It started pouring some time overnight, and was still pouring this morning. I saw a team of freshmen as I left our cabin, and was only able to elicit some anemic "hellos" in response to my "good morning." If I had to hike and sleep in the rain, I'm sure I'd feel the same.
Last night we cooked 10 lbs. of penne for the trail staff (about 50 people). It's a challenge to boil that much water and cook that much sauce, but gratifying when there is absolutely nothing left in the pot after dinner. Everyone did a great job completing tasks both here and back at school, where the guys baked 7 batches of breadsticks. They're a very efficient crew, and good company too.