Team Out and About/Alp 1 built wind walls at Camp III then headed to bed early

Hey this is Team Out and About. It’s May 15th at 10 o’clock pm.

We are sitting at 11,000 feet at Camp III. We moved here today from 9,600 feet in some pretty cool conditions. We had our first bit of weather today and so the team is finally loving the Denali weather.

We built a pretty bomber camp with wind walls and everybody enjoyed an early dinner and off to sleep to prepare to move up Motorcycle Hill and around Windy Corner for our next cache.

We’ll give you guys a call back when we’re sitting here tomorrow. Thanks!


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