It was a wet, wet, wet weekend of backpacking with 3 other dads, 5 kids and 1 dog. The boys were absolutely fantastic though. No complaining and a "can do" attitude about hiking up to see Thoreau Falls. We were almost trapped at the Ethan Pond shelter because the water rose over 18" overnght. On the way down, a Ranger told us that it rained 15" and that many bridges and roads in New Hampshire had washed out!