June 21, 1987

6/21/87 Mt Kenya

Lake Michaelson

This morning after a breakfast of pancakes and hash browns, we were assigned new tent/cook groups. Now it’s Harvard, Liz, and Katy with me. Because today was a rest day, we had plenty of time for classes in geology, weather, and more classes on kiswahili and belaying. Plus a added treat, Liz gave a class on African elephants. Tomorrow we have a climb of 1300 feet and distance of three kilometers but now with full packs after our food drop.

A rest day was greatly appreciated.

The land we’re traveling through is incredible. I just can’t describe the cliff walls, the lake or the view down the valley. I hope the pictures give you an idea why I’m speechless.