Meesa and Mei surprised us by entering the refuge in the wee hours of the morning. And it was very propitious for all concerned.
They brought intelligence about a movement of soldiers in the area of our planned transit. She counseled holding off our starting time to allow them to pass through ahead of us.
This we did. And we also broke up into smaller groups taking advantage of these unexpected extra guides.
Elijah and I called Tomas and the Captain in, to once again go over our route, in light of a few tweaks suggested by Meesa.
We held back while Meesa set off with the first group. Then in measured intervals Tomas – Mei – and the Captain.