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Date: 7/19/2019
Day: 15
Distance: 15 miles
start: 8:30 am
stop: 7 pm
Steps: 40114
Elevation: 6522 ft
Others Here: Shroomer, Coyote
Camp: Tenting in an undisclosed location
What3Words:

I know there has been something awesome beyond the mist, rain, hail, and snow the last few days, I just can’t quite see it.

We don’t yet see things clearly. We’re squinting in a fog, peering through a mist. But it won’t be long before the weather clears and the sun shines bright! We’ll see it all then, see it all as clearly as God sees us, knowing him directly just as he knows us!

1 Cor 13:12

We agreed to sleep in a bit this morning after the long day yesterday. Originally, we had talked of going some 22 miles today but 3/4 of our crew were feeling less than game for the long day. My hamstring injury started to flare up at the end of the day yesterday and still made itself known during the hike today. Shroomer was feeling wiped out, and Coyote’s toe was giving her problems. She either seriously bruised it about a week ago on trail or has a hairline fracture… something along those lines.We had a magnificently beautiful hike contouring above Marvel lake on the way to Wonder Pass. The lake is surrounded by majestic, glacier topped mountains with the lake hues ranging deep blue to emerald. I’m sure Wonder Pass lives up to its name in good conditions, but I couldn’t see much. It started snowing just as I reached the pass. We all joined back up there and high tailed it for Assiniboine Lodge dreaming of tea and cakes. We arrived by about 2 and waited in the rain under the eaves until tea time at 4pm.It was worth the wait because I warmed up with 3 cups of tea and the cakes were good. Best of all, it was warm inside and i could finally feel my toes. We had great conversion with the people at our table from Canmore and 2 other thru hikers. Pseudo Sloth and ???. It was a bit of a culture shock going from seeing almost no one to the warm noisy lodge.We then hiked out to our present location. Had a bit of a time finding an acceptable tent site. Backtrack decided to push on and meet us tomorrow in Banff.

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