|Banner Summit Snow Camping Trip|
At 3 p.m. we set off, without sleds, for a two-hour hike further into the loop. We saw magnificent birds of prey, rabbit tracks galore, and a beautiful sunset on the way back. Once back in camp it was time to melt water, prepare dinner and carry on a shouted conversation over the din of the roaring stoves. Going to be late after a hard day's work makes for some solid sleeping--I don't think anyone was up before 9 a.m.
The next morning, we packed up and headed back down the trail for our cars. It was a trip worthy of a few more nights, but we'll do that next time.