022310, 6AM, Day 4: Our watch alarms sound @6. Daybreak is nearing. Time to break camp, fill our bottles, have a Via, and plot our course. With plenty of sunlight, we can see how to avoid the thickest patches and travel the safest route down the mountain. The downside? The slopes are steep, ground is still covered in 3′ of snow, fallen trees are everywhere. For icing, we get coyote, bobcat, and mountain lion tracks on both sides of the creek. Will? Will who? We had to get home. Sorry, Will. Enjoy the Yeti.
No lunch stops, only thoughts of Big Macs dancing in our heads.
CHRIS: I’m gonna tear into that dollar menu.
COOP: I’m gonna grab a couple of Big Macs.