For how it starts, you can go here.
0500 hrs - I woke up with no pain. That's good.
Came out of the tent to a cold mountainside. Completely regretted it, for a moment. And then appreciated the spectacular view as my body tried to warm itself quickly (unsuccessfully, I might add).
But I was ready for the time when the sun came up, for the warmth and the pictures.
We had a short day today, and all under the forest cover. Whoopie!
We walked less, fun, we had more. Since today was a shorter day, comparatively, we didn't press on urgently, but enjoyed each moment.
We stepped around some, under some.
To identify different kinds of trees is a gift. Our TL named many, oak, birch, maple, maybe. I could differentiate only between alive and dead. But, even the dead had ant-hills inside them. Nature doesn't let anything go waste, does it?
Much to learn you have, my young Padawan.
And on times such as a trek, you must learn to slow down and smell the flowers. Well, not this poisonous rhododendron bunch.