Distance: 18 km
Elevation: 1860 (climb 620 m)
Because we liked the two hours of day one’s trekking, day two should have been even better – it had more than three times as much walking. Taking breakfast at 6:30 we started at 7:36 and walked until 3:15 PM. It was a long day that took us through more canyons, along a riverbed and over rickety steel wire bridges. We saw our first donkey train, wearing colorful headdresses and carrying any goods needed beyond the end of the jeep trail. At first they were cute. But they soon became an annoyance, taking up most of the trail, and leaving smelly poop (gew, in Nepali) along their way.
|On the road again|
|The somewhat stable steel bridges on the Annapurna Ciruict|
|The wide bed of the Marshyangdi|
|The best named trash can in Nepal.|
Everestank: Ever-stank? Everest Tank? However you pronounce it, we loved it.
|Looking good, but feeling bad before my bug-spiced bean, potato, veg, pumpkin curry|
Two Tylenol PMs later I was passed out in my sleeping bag. It was only 6:30 PM. Hours later I woke up nauseous. Actually, I woke up because I had already begun vomiting. With my mouth filled, I stumbled out of my sleeping bag and crashed into the door. Unbeknownst to me it was latched at the top, and despite my frantic clawing and scratching it didn’t budge. And with more vomit coming up, I had no choice and threw up all over the door and floor in the front of our room. My greatest concern was that I had just thrown-up in the shoes we were planning on walking in for 7-8 hours a day for the next ten days. Thankfully, I (mostly) missed. Just a small chuck landed squarely in the bottom of Jesse’s shoe.
In the brief period of calm between the first and second waves of vomit I managed to get the door open and leaned on the railing of the second floor balcony. Due to a serious concern about the structural integrity of the railing at the Green Park Greenhouse, I rested as gently as I could while I violently threw up two more times.
|Actual puke splatter pattern.|
You can see that this was forceful vomiting.
|Puke re-enactment (second wave)|
|In the morning Shiba reviewed the proper method for using a Nepali toilet|
|Supertrekkers ready for another day.|
Thanks to Ted for taking all group photos and never using the timer