We broke camp this morning a little later than usual after traveling for 129 days. After a very good breakfast, we began the last of our journey. I have kept a steady pace and we have made good time. I left some dates and figs for the little deer because I know he likes them.
I sent one of the bedoins back across the desert to stock some more camels on that side. The ones I am taking back across with me will need some rest before they can make the trip again.
We are very close to the encampment. Several people are moving our way it looks like. They have big smiles on their faces and it sounds like they are cheering us forward. I think we will enter the camp before the sun reaches mid-day.
I think I will suggest rest until morning before starting up the mountain. That seems like the best for safety reasons.
I have been studying the trails up the mountain. I think I should go towards that outcrop to the East side, then follow the trail from there on up to the summit.
I heard that some of the travelers were in trouble at Relapse Rocks. I sent help back for them. I told the rescuers to check closely at Desolation Point to be sure nobody had fallen over the side. If they find someone fallen there, they are to rescue them and take them back for medical care till they can travel again.
I am at the edge of the camp now. I must see to the camels and make sure they are healthy and have no injuries before they are turned loose into the corral reserved for them. I thought I saw one of them limping a little. If I find any injuries, I will tend to them. The animals must be healthy to make the journeys.
I must go tend to a bad cut on one of the camels. She has a leg laid open pretty bad.
One step, and then another, gets you to where you want to be.
Hugs and love to all.
Larry the Caravan Master