We finally relented, and allowed Lung to go back down the trail, accompanied by Tomas. They reported that the trail was washed out by the force of the water from the glacier. And that a huge chunk of the glacier had cascaded down to a lower elevation.
Still, Lung desires to get back to his unit with this intelligence. And to see if any of the runoff has made its way down to the lake.
Elijah advised him to continue on with us until another way down can be found.
At the same time, Mei let it be known that she does not want to return.
This caught Lung completely by surprise.
We put further discussion aside and continued on.