June 27, 1987

6/27/87 Mt Kenya

Nanyuki Tarn

Today we hiked west from Kami Hut and then south to Nanyuki Tarn, always keeping Batian on our left.

Circling the mountain.

Unfortunately for my group, I had a little trouble reading the map. We started down a steep incline towards what turned out to be Emerald Tarn. One of our instructors saw us and yelled "Up!" The second group caught the trial above us and follow a ridge. So we headed back up and followed them.

Later in the afternoon we had a kiswahili lesson on buying things like food. Mike then gave a lesson on Mount Kenya geology.

While Nanyuki Tarn was beautiful in daylight,
it was our most barren camp on the mountain.