May 24 traverse team- on the Muldrow

Chris Kerrick called to give a report, saying that the team was camped on the Muldrow glacier right next to the Flatiron.  He spoke of difficult travel due to a funky thin Continental snowpack and technical terrain.  They moved for ten hours yesterday and were feeling tired and worked.  Their plan for today is to travel (hopefully) to Mcgonagall pass.  Here’s a photo I found on the internet, showing the way out over the pass:

NPS photo

The photo shows the far side of the pass from the team, so this is the view they’ll get when they climb up and over it today or tomorrow.  Mt. Brooks is in the distance.  So the team is transitioning from rock, ice and snow to squishy tundra and mosquitos.

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