It's always great to meet good people---Abbi and Michael.
DAY THREE TRIP 143
TRAIL 54A South/Wedge
CAMP Little Cove
A MODERATE WIND
A moderate wind hits Raven Camp on Bob Bald at 1 in the morning but the tent is guyed out with 14 pegs and there's 2 in reserve. I go out to lamminate the butt cheeks and notice the sky to be full on black with its billions of stars and so morning will come with sunlight into the lodge afterwhich will come clouds and probably a storm. Is this where I want to be? Should I leave John and go somewhere else (like Wolf Laurel Camp?) or stay put with him on the hil and ride it out? What's the latest opinion? He probably won't go any further or deeper into the wilderness and so if I pack and move it will be alone. But I can't leave Uncle Johnny all by himself to face the demon Bob in tumult. I guess I could move over to the South Col Camps if I'm really worried but I'm not really worried so let's shut up and go back to sleep.
I get up at 7:30 but it's now 8:30 due to the March time change and so I go out and get tea going and prepare to hike around the bald with honeyed tea in my hands. I see John already up and making breakfast but there's no food for me on this zero day until my system is awake.
OFF THE BOB
John and I visit Michael and Abbi to say goodbye and then pow we're off the mountain and resting in Cold Gap when Michael and Abbi pass us by and say their goodbyes. Then it's off to the Wedge and Little Cove Camp where we get mostly out of the wind and set up our tunnels at 2 good separate spots. Bob Creek is flowing good and while John keeps unpacking I'm going on a water run.
** First human evidence of fire was 800,000 years ago.
THE BERRIES OF DAVID
A long line of Cranberries descend into the Wedge and they are led by Cranbrook wilderness leader David and his group. We talked and I figured they wanted our spot and we invited them into camp to set up but they decided to explore the faint side trail along Bob Creek to whatever camp they can find.
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