We arrived in an area at a lower elevation – and less cold. The advance units of the army had disappeared further down the pass and the main body had marched into view.
They moved more swiftly than before. At the double quick.
At first I wondered how long they could maintain that pace, but then I was struck by perhaps a more important question – why.
Tomas chimed in with the thought that they may have discovered evidence of their enemy’s presence back in that defile.
Our discussion on this topic was interrupted by the Captain who brought the news that we were not alone on the trail. He had found tracks on our path that merged onto it from above.