Trip 3 leader Linda reports:
“This team has melded together; we quickened our morning departure by 30 minutes! 8:40 a.m. and we were on our way up Cispus Pass. Bill M. saw three wooly caterpillars. Scott and Bill C. were stung by yellow jackets: Scott three stings, Bill C. one sting. Camped below a beautiful mountainous cirque with meadow and at least seven flows of water. We are hoping to see mountain goats cross the meadow tonight. We have a watermelon chilling in the creek and are feeling good! Another warm day.”
Yes, the llamas carry a watermelon. It’s a Pass to Pass tradition.
Trip 6 update
Trip 6 leader Derek admits he takes creative liberties with his reports. Let’s play True or False?
- Last night we went to bed around 8 p.m.
- We’re off to Minnie Scott Spring early this morning to beat the heat.
- Started tracking a little late, but we did about 4.25 miles and got to camp by 11ish.
- Filled up with water at Minnie Scott Spring.
- Water from the spring is ice cold, a nice treat.
- Everyone enjoyed lunch in the shade; now napping.
- There’s a nice breeze, which keeps us cool and blows our stank away.
- We didn’t go to bed last night until song and dance broke out. Llama Patron was the craziest—he was doing the chicken dance, and a mighty fine one I must say.
- We really enjoyed the ice-cold beer tap 200 yards uphill from the spring. Atmosphere was nice, too.
- The mountain BBQ joint was awesome.
Only the Trip 6 team knows for sure:
- We have some who talk in their sleep. What happens on the trail stays on the trail (but A.C. is completely convinced he is besties with Sasquatch).
… Good thing Derek and A.C. are friends.