Mt. Kilimanjaro - Day 3

Day 3 led us out on an 8 hour hike, bringing us over a high
mountain ridge, just shy of 15,000' (higher than the highest
point in the continental Estados Unidos). Lunch was served in
terribly bitter cold wind, and our day ended with a 2000'
descent into the impressive Karango Valley; to camp this
evening at roughly 12,900'

 

Very cold early morning temperatures
still gave way to warmth after sunrise.
Soon after lunch saw the end of shorts
for the rest of the trip.


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A little more time to horse
around before the
hypoxia kickedin.

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The plains of Tanzania between
Kilimanjaro and Mt. Meru loomed
before us.

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The world was a sea, and we
embarked upon an ark of our
own creation.

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We stop for a quick rest, and to see
to putting on long pants for the
rest of the trip.

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Bruce shoots us with his medium
format Mamiya.

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Scree.

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The clouds came back over us
in the afternoon, dropping the
temperature quickly.

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Walt looked thriled.
Just look at those rosy cheeks.
If only I were a 14 year old
English girl again...


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Eric continues forth like a
mad man. A good quality on the
mountain to possess.

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