As we moved up, the air became colder and I shamelessly pulled on a pair of extra socks over my hands as the wind started to chap them. I couldn’t resist making a nerdy joke with my iron ring. The entire trek was rewarding – as we neared the top, the view changed and became more and more amazing. I crept to a ledge for a photo-op – the potential drop was far more impressive than the picture suggests!
From here, we continued past the lakes, added our stones to the pile (a tradition I thought was only common in North America!) and made our way through an open field. Things became green again…and we passed several smoking springs. It was neat to see the smoke spiral out of the grass.
And yes…this post was definitely not food-centric but as you can see below I was doing the non-foodie-backpacker diet :-). That included making funny faces with Nutella and crackers!