|Fresh bear track just outside camp.|
I was happy to see Jared cause I was getting tired of talking to myself and I was out of food and had been eating grouse and elk steak for the past two days. He had replenished our supply of oatmeal and ramon noodles. So food was taken care of, but I was still in need of socks. The night previous, during some alone time by the campfire, I had rigged a contraption to dry my socks near the fire. Apparently at some point during the drying process, an ember popped from the fire and scorched a tennis ball sized hole in the calf of my cotton sock. So at this point I was wearing burnt socks and was on day six with my underwear! I hadn't packed much clothes to cut down on weight and the original plan was to return to base camp after three days.
|View from spike camp|