Day 2 started off with everyone rising relatively early. Spring sunlight streaming in through the large windows of the cabin meant that everyone roused around the same time. Reports from the women who were sleeping in the loft were that the stoking of the wood stove during the night made for sauna like conditions.
We had a nice relaxed breakfast, packed, and got out the door just after 7:30 am.
The trek for the day consisted of about 9.5 hours of hiking, punctuated by regular spiritual exercises along the way. The theme for the day was a modified stations of the cross, with eight distinct stations consisting of scriptural reading an prayer, which went through the story of Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection.
Over the course of our hike, Brienne began to experience some joint/muscle pain in her upper-front legs (a problem that has cropped-up from time-to-time). Through regular communication with our guide, who took very good care of her, it was decided that we would modify our route to take an easier path to our destination so as to not over-tax her muscles. After a compression wrap, some drugs, and a modified route, she made it to the cabin at the end of the day without things getting worse.
I was very appreciative of the professionalism of the leaders in caring for the group.
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