For starters, my bed in Silver Pines Lodge was lumpy. I slept well enough, but it could have been better.
I was tired last night, even though we had not walked far yesterday, so at least I didn’t have trouble falling asleep.
This morning I called Kim and gave her an update on the hike, then walked to a restaurant called Tommy’s to meet Tengo Hambre and Bookworm.
After breakfast we walked to Nomad Ventures, the local outdoors shop. This was to take care of today’s second goal, to get trail information.
Oddly, the staff members there weren’t much help. We asked about snow conditions and whether we would need ice axes. We also wondered if we should take an alternate route.
Both workers shrugged their shoulders and seemed unwilling to commit to specific information. I don’t think they were being vague. They just didn’t want to admit they didn’t know.