Tuesday, 16 April 2013
Ramrock Mountain FaceTime
Julia here again. I was at my computer and suddenly got a dingle signal from "FaceTime", an app that Peter installed so we could communicate (besides texting and all the other ways). He was standing atop Ramrock Mountain and I could see all around him while we talked about how he was doing. It wasn't raining although it was a little overcast. He's still hiking with Adam and Bert, and they were taking a rest. He's going to be climbing and then descending Blood Mountain today. He's a little concerned about how his knees are feeling, especially on the downslope. I suggested many, frequent, short rests. They will end up at Lance Creek tonight. He says he has been comfortable sleeping in the hammock, although it gets hot under the quilt and then cold after he kicks the quilt off. It was about 15C in the hammock last night. He has been sleeping without the bug net as there have been no bugs, but today, he noticed gnats were out. He says waking up in the morning and watching the sun rise without looking through a screen, is wonderful. This photo just came in, as I was typing up this entry. Peter said he had been trying to send it, but I guess the phone just acquired a signal at the top of the mountain. So! So far, so good!