Today was going to be shorter than yesterday (8k/5 miles) but today I had all my stuff to take with me. While eating breakfast I finally was able to get a clear shot of this little sparrow that has a little Mohawk. I’ve seen them everywhere down here but they don’t stay still long enough to get them in focus and get a good look at their stylish bird doo. Some of them have an orange patch around their necks. I’ll try to get a shot of that one in the future.
The hike up was inclined gaining 430m ( about 1,400 feet) and the hottest day I’ve been exposed to since getting here. I took very few photos on the way up. I was probably too eager to get to the top to finally see the towers.
I made it up in about 3hrs and 15 minutes. I checked in with the park ranger, pitched my tent, and ate a quick meal before heading up to the Torres with my day pack. Once there I just soaked them in as condors soared above. It was truly gratifying and a fulfilling experience since just about 2 years ago I was here and unable to even see the glacial lake. The reason, a pretty strong snowfall.
While sitting and enjoying the views I noticed a cute little bird on the talus and was successful in getting a good close up of it.
I sat for at least an hour before making my way back down to camp and concluded my fulfilling day.