For the Trip 8 team, trip leader Rich reported this morning: “Jack and Jim aren’t continuing with us. They are returning to the trailhead as we pack up this morning.”
Here is the afternoon update:
“Arrived at Jorn Lake camp2.
“All moving well. Exploring options around Marion Lake tomorrow.
“A little rain this morning; packed up wet. Forecast is good for the balance of the week.”
Trip 9 Update
For the Trip 9 team, trip leader Derek reports:
“Made it to camp. About 6.5 miles and up about 1,500 feet today. [We are] camped by Deep Lake below Cathedral Peak. Tomorrow another 1,500 feet up and over the pass.
“Sat for lunch and [support hiker] Seth got a bird to eat out of his hand, twice!!
“Camp is chalk full of mosquitoes.
“Idea of the day: Change the DNA of mosquitos to suck fat, not blood. Then, run around naked and lose weight in virtually minutes. I call it ‘Natural Liposuction.’
“BTW, we have photos to prove a bird ate out of Seth’s hand.”