Well I slept really well. Considering the spot that I had chosen.
The alarm sounded at 5 I snoozed it. And again untill 5.30 when I let the air out of my mattress. I slowly packed up .when I was almost done I put on a hot chocolate..tasty and warming.
I marched down the trail.but I hadn’t gone far when there was a huge snow belt think being early in the morning it was frozen and so I inched across. My problem is I think I panic and stiffen up. If I was more relaxed I think crossing them would be easier. But early in the morning I’m not yet warmed up.. phew I’m across and on to the next obstacle and there were plenty.
Okay let’s go .it was 6.30
I had to climb a bit then I was on a snow covered ridge. I set off following the footprints . Then suddenly thectrail stopped snd there was juice a snow slide
It appeared every one had slid or walked down .
It was fairly steep do took me ages to walk down.
But once down the foot prints stopped. I checked my app and I
Was off trail. Dam..
I struggled to walk back up the slope bur I found the trail the next two hours I battled in and out of the trees post hing numerous times and navigating huge sways of snow god this was so tiring.
I battled on until at I began to head down.i crossed a river then found the trail on the other side.
As I got nearer another hiker appeared from another direction.
It seems there is a low route ..
I followed this guy for most of the morning. I like to see where they go. But for rest of the morning it was up.
As I was struggling up yet snother hill another hiker appeared.
Shall I walk with you snail?
I said I’d love you too but on hills I’m rubbish sbd you will get annoyed .
Okay snail see you in purgosa
She was soon in the distance but again nice to see where she goes and the trail.
The rest of the afternooon was crossing large fields of snow or climbing. If fact I had my microspike on all day.
I stoped at 4.30 to check my map 2.5 to the pass.
I took off my spikes and set off up the next climb to the pass.
But then it began to rain and hale and I wasn’t sure about being on the mountain. There was a tree with some shelter do I put up my tent