Afterwards we headed back to town and located a grocery store, and filled Matt's food bag and hung put at the hotel. The next morning we dropped Matt off at State park with a fine rain falling. It was a hard parting, full of smile and laughter and talk when we would see each other next. We were getting a late start because no one wanted to part. But at last we said our goodbyes and Matt started the trail up the Falls and we headed back home.
About 2 and a half hours later I get a phone call from Matt's parents telling me that he had left his phone in the car. Sure enough the I located the phone under the driver's seat with the volume off. Matt called again shortly on another hikers phone and we decided to mail it on Monday to Mountain Crossings and he could pick it up when he arrives on Wednesday.