But look at this view:
The first cabin:
After talking to some folks in the next door cabin, I took off to Leadville to sit for an hour before Pete arrived. Pete arrived early. We greeted, talked and both did some computer work. Then had lunch in town.
Pete wanted to get into the river again, so I joined him with my gold panning pan (which by the way, is not really a proper gold panning pan even thought I purchased it from the Natural Mining Museum. Evidently, a colored, large-basined, plastic pan with ridges on one side is the best.) to find my fortune on the Arkansas River. No gold, no fish.
We did, however, succeed in getting very cold.
Tomorrow will include the medical check-in and final briefing. Pete and I will come back to the cabin to prepare drop bags, return to Leadville to turn them in and then a possible trip to some hot springs in Buena Vista. Then, early supper, early to bed.
Today, we're sitting at the coffee shop checking emails, blogging, avoiding the drizzle and waiting for the opening ceremony to finish.