Where does Brian find shelter? Why does he consider the find lucky?  

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Once Brian is able to assess his situation, he realizes that he will need shelter. He decides on a spot on the north side of the ridge. Brian describes the structure as a "sideways bowl" with a rock ledge overhead to provide shelter from the sun and rain. It isn't as deep as a cave, but Brian can almost stand upright under the rock ledge. There is also sand in front of the structure that goes down to the lake, providing a small beach with easy access to the water. For these reasons, Brian considers himself lucky in finding this particular location. Brian determines that all he needs to do is create a wall for part of his shelter and "leave an opening as a doorway." In addition, the structure is stronger than anything Brian could have built.

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As Brian is trying to figure out his situation, he decides that he ought to check around the lake to see what he can see and on the far side he finds a spot that will be particularly useful as a shelter. He believes it is lucky that he ever decided to search in the first place and that it led him to this very useful rock formation.

He describes the place as looking like part of the rock had been "scooped by something" to make a perfect smooth overhang that is just about tall enough for him to stand in. It is lucky because he will only have to wall off a small part of it to give him protection from the worst of the elements. He felt fortunate to find someplace that would be waterproof and work better than anything he knew how to construct on his own.

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