Thursday, July 30, 2009

Wednesday: A Night On Hurrah Pass

Evening arrives and Tom expects to see Bill coming over the pass from his Cataract Canyon journey. All will catch a ride back to Base Camp.The boat to Cataract has broken. Bill is not coming. Tom doesn't know. Darkness descends and Kobae picks the middle of the trail to bed down. Yeti, ten feet up from Kobae. Tom, using his gloves as a pillow lays next to Yeti. Kobae walks up and lays next to Tom and under a two thirds clouded moon, an abundance of shooting stars, the trio sleep. As morning approaches, Tom moves Kobae to the side of the trail and with Yeti hikes back to the lodge to get the Jeep and retrieve their friend.

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