Day 2 Shira Camp
While yesterday was a hike through the jungle, today opened up to breathtaking vistas and panoramic views. It immediately started out fairly steep and remained that way for most of our trek up 2500 feet to Shira camp. There was also some steep rock walking that could have gotten someone pretty hurt if they fell. Slow and steady. We’re now at about 12,200 feet and we plan to have a “rest” day here tomorrow. Rest days allow the body to acclimatize. But rest days do not mean sitting around. We’ll be doing a day hike as a group to keep our bodies in motion. We all feel very good. The group remains strong.
It is so incredibly beautiful here with the most unique ecology that the intimidation of this huge mountain leaves you during the day. But don’t think that we don’t have our doubts on whether we can each make it to the top. We certainly do, and
that’s what keeps us pressing forward with sustained energy.