Day 15: Chillin' In The Clouds
Today we all woke up around 8:00 so that by the time breakfast arrived on the mules, we would be all packed and ready to go to our next camp site at Hua Dian Ba. We only had about two hours of hiking before we reached our destination, and it was definitely worth all of the blood (not really), sweat, and tears. We stopped at sort of hill that went above the rest of the plains to take a ton of pictures, and one big group picture. As we reached the camp site, we were greeted by a herd of Yak and the generous amounts of their poop dotting the landscape. We spent a couple of hours just hanging out and eating lunch before another big rainstorm had us running for the cover of our tents. Colton, Jorge, Ying Yang, and I all spent the duration of the storm playing cards and taking naps. When the rain finally stopped, we went outside our tents, and were astounded to see clouds passing just 100 meters above our heads. We all climbed up to the top of the hill behind our tents, and we were able to literally go into the clouds. It was crazy to watch the clouds swirl around us and paint the landscape white. I wish I could stay up here for ever, and I can't believe the hike is already 2/3rds done!