September 15, 2010
Phil called in at 5:53am (PST)
First day on the trail for us, we are at Machame Camp. We were up bright and early this morning and moving by 7:30, which enabled us to be the first group at the gate, the first group on the trail and we were so early we didn’t see another person on the trail the entire day. Now we’re in camp and all 11 team members are doing great. It was a perfect day for walking; not too hot, not too cold, like Goldilocks and the Three Bears – just right. It was a good day. We’re off to a rip roaring start with 4000’ vertical today and a little less tomorrow, about 2500’. We’ll check in again tomorrow night.