Our group has arrived safely, and today we began to prepare for our 16 days in the backcountry!
After driving to our campsite yesterday afternoon, Dan, Alex, and Berkeley helped divide food into eight piles to take on our 11-day backpacking section. Erica arrived just in time to enjoy a dinner of tacos and watermelon that Berkeley particularly enjoyed preparing. The group sat around the fire and toasted marshmallows for s’mores while waiting for our last two participants’ flights to get in. Alejandro and George finally made it to the campsite at around 10pm and we had evening circle and headed to bed.
This morning, we drove to Jackson to buy some last-minute gear, get ice cream, and work on packing our backpacks. Nearly all the group gear and food has been distributed and we studied maps of our route this afternoon.
After dinner tonight we’ll head to bed early to get a good night’s sleep before leaving for the trailhead in the morning!