Day 4 we woke up and no rain, but still cloudy and super windy making it quite cold. We headed out to go over the highest point on the trail.
Bird that startled us as it blended in with the rocks
Huge rock cairns since the 'trail' is just a field of rocks
Top of the pass - highest point on the trail
Where we are headed - down between the ridges. There was an emergency shelter at the top of the pass where we took a break. The pass was incredibly windy and freezing cold!
Some sun is in sight!
Lots of clouds. Luckily the sun stayed with us until after lunch.
Just as we were finishing lunch it started to rain. Just a few drops so we packed up and started walking and then suddenly it was pouring and super windy. We walked past this one point where you could see sheets of rain blowing from the left and the right and we were right in the middle - where the two converged. It was really interesting.
Like 15 minutes after the pouring rain it was super sunny and gorgeous! Then 15 min later pouring rain and repete until we were far enough down the valley where it wasn't as windy.
At one point we passed this sign for a bro, and what looked like railroad tracks, and we walked on and were making fun of it. Like maybe we should have gone and hung out in the bro! Only bro's allowed! and just being silly, but then we got to the river and realized bro means bridge and we backtracked and took the bro route! It was fun bro!
We camped right below this meditation spot in a divot to help block any wind.
Our tent faced up the valley we walked through all day. It was interesting sitting in the tent and watching the clouds up valley. One minute you could see all the mountains and such, the next it was all white and you couldn't see anything up there. And again and again and again all evening. Very interesting to watch how fast the weather changed in the mountains. I was glad we camped as far south as we did as we didn't really get any rain all night, but if we would have stopped earlier we would have gotten tons. It was a chilly day - my thermometer didn't get above 45 all day, but in the sun it was really nice.