We started today with a big 2000 foot climb straight out of camp. I’m definitely noticing the sunrise being later. I was rubbing my eyes for the first half hour of hiking wondering if I was going blind. Anyways, we hacked our way up to a ridge then followed it along a very rocky path until lunch. We are passing through lots of rhododendron tunnel, and I wish we had been in the area when they were in bloom!
We passed our first river that our maps have marked as “do not drink”…. Yum. After lunch another long climb got us onto a much smoother ridge that we followed the rest of the day, rolling up and down.