September 25, 2013
From: Chris Meder
Sent: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 7:17 AM
To: Eric Simonson
Subject: Acclimatization day to Lava Tower
The team had another great day hiking from Shira camp up to Lava Tower, at almost 15,000 ft, and then back down to Barranco camp. The weather was cool and windy and clouds cleared out for nice views as we approached Lava Tower.
The descent into the Zone of Weird Plants as we descended to Barranco was stunning as always. Tomorrow’s challenge is the Barranco wall, which is always fun scrambling for a short bit. Then it’s scenic walking all the way to the next camp.