The way down was uneventful and relatively quick, despite the bouldery nature of the down trail (we took the trail north and east down off of Colden). Lake Arnold had a million annoying black flies.
Back at Marcy Dam, Markus attempted to locate the rare lens cap of a hiker we encountered on the Phelps hike
2 weeks before. The bottom was too murky and easily clouded, though, so Markus gave up soon after diving in... he did enjoy the cool dip, though.
From here it was a quick dash back to the South Meadows trailhead...