This morning I packed half of what we’ve collected, and sent up the drone for one last look-see. I was bringing it back in after negative results, when it was met by Lyle’s “bird” coming in from the opposite direction. So our first sight of one another after so long was through our electronic eyes.
Fifteen minutes later Lyle arrived in our camp.
And he had his friend Rufus with him. He has been successful in finding climbing gear. He certainly brought back more than we need. He had to go quite deep back into the city to find the gear. On the way back he found Rufus, who was ready to follow him this time. Onward and upward.