About three steps in to setting the boot track it was clear that there was going to be some effort involved. A slightly firm top layer to bottomless powder leant for worse case scenario boot-packing. We took turns leading the suffer fest, sinking thigh to waist deep with each step. Luckily the suffering was pacified by the perfect combination of endorphins, laughter, and jokes. Parker declared the hike a “far more epic voyage than Columbus’ search for spices in the new world.”
Laughter. "Nutmeg.” Heavy breathing. "Saffron.” Sweating. “Cinnamon."