The advance units of the army arrived at the point of the avalanche this morning, and passed by oblivious to the danger that had lain in wait for them.
We pressed on ourselves, resigned to the fact that we will be falling behind again, especially as the trail ahead was climbing.
With the gain in elevation this time another problem arose, snow was on the ground – not on the path – but standing off to the side – not melting, for it was very cold. We wrapped ourselves in our blankets and continued on.
I fell in with the Captain and we picked up our studies from the day before. It kept our minds off the cold.
Elijah stayed close and listened.