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Day 6 – The 59th Street Bridge Song

Sunrise over Annapurna South and Hiun Chuli

Got no deeds to do, No promises to keep.  I'm dappled and drowsy and ready to sleep.  Let the morning time drop all it's petals on me.  Life, I love you.  All is groovy.  — Simon & Garfunkel

Monday, April 7, 2008

12:33 pm – Chomrong – Elev. 2,155 meters

 Snow flies off the top of Annapurna South

I slept pretty well last night, though I think I had gas. Once I knocked off, I only awoke once due to a slight chill. Guessing asleep at 11am, up at 5:30am. The sky was clear blue, with the sun slowly rising in the east, illuminating Annapurna South, Hiun Chuli, Annapurna III, and Machhapuchhre.

Looking down on Jhinu danda and the valley

After another breakfast of apple porridge, Nima and I headed down the mountain to the hot springs by the river below Jhinu danda which I skipped on the way up. It was relaxing with just the sound of the roaring river, and a sliver of Annapurna South to the north. We had the pool to ourself for 45 minutes.

Hot Springs

The walk back up to Chomrong was tough. I took many breaks and went slow….slow. We basically climbed about 2,000 vertical feet in 1-1.5 hours. I've got a similar altitude to cover tomorrow over 5-6 hours. Gela is due back around 4-5pm I think. Hope she's good.

Estimated distance = 4 km

Sunrise from Chomrong

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