Day 44, 22.5 miles May 22
I had the best lunch break today. It was beside a babbling spring. There were birds chirping and singing. I spread out my tent that was still frozen to let it dry in the sun. Nightcap, Moaglee, and Goliath were warming up in the sun too. It had been a cold night for all. We talked about how our sleeping bags just weren’t warm enough. Mine is a 10F bag, theirs are only 20F and 30F. Brrrrr.
One of the hikers left in the middle of the night. A fellow hiker went with her. She had nausea and a bad headache during the day. Most likely altitude sickness.
Tonight we are camped at 11,370 feet beside a pretty stream. We have this spot to ourselves. It is peaceful. It was a long day of hiking through snow patches alternating with sandy trail. Happy, Tugboat and I are so tired. We didn’t quite make it to our intended tent site at mile 755, but settled for mile 753.