Loooooong day. Bridge to parking area was unmoderated repair and had to take shuttle from Marcy Field. Big, long hike. Ended up missing the last shuttle back - had to use ranger station satellite phone to text Austin and walk out in the dark with my headlamp all the way back to Marcy field along back roads and Highway. Ended up walking 23 miles or so total. Feet and toes felt it. Actual mountains and summits were nice and hike was very nice as well, notwithstanding the shuttle issues.