The Captain had been correct that a dramatic event would be the sign. And everything else lined up after that.
The direction Mawuli indicated, coincided with the unstated one held by Elijah.
(I think he was actually taken by surprise).
So, the morning found our group climbing up the mountain, not down as everyone originally thought, but hiking up the path beside the stream bed.
Elam and Sy took pains helping Elijah and me over some of the trickier sections.
Something was still flowing down the rocks of the stream bed. Yet slowly, for it was drying in the sun. And the heavy metallic odor gained in intensity as we reached the top.
Where carnage was spread out before us.