I awoke feeling fine.
The tents were again frost covered;
this time it probably did get below freezing.
This day is a long hike with a lot of elevation gain and loss.
Since I had complained of back pain the day before,
Nicholas offered to carry my day pack,
but I was feeling fine and walking makes my back feel better.
I attached a certain amount of pride in being able to at least carry a
So I declined.