A momentous day. And not just because we made excellent progress.
We made it to the top of of the pass, and that shortly after noon. To celebrate we set up camp early. Only to have a young bearded man charge through, upsetting everything and struggling against our attempts to calm his panic.
Lyle says he came from the direction we’re headed.
After he finally surrendered to us, he only sat there, apprehension on his face. At last he realized we meant him no harm and settled down. Then he tried to convince us to follow him by telling us he had been fleeing from a bear.
We stayed put. On closer questioning Lyle learned he believes likes we do.