Last night I had a great conversation with Erin, Harrison, and Tracy as the group was loading into their vehicles (morning their time) to drive out to the trek trailhead. Everybody sounded energized and excited to begin the Nubra Valley expedition.
We do not expect to hear from the group much for the next week and half as they explore some of the most majestic backcountry on the planet, although an occasional update call from the Satellite phone is always possible.
Day one of the trek will include the rare opportunity to witness the Oracle of Sabu Village in action. For a glimpse of what this encounter with the legendary shamanic healer of the high mountain desert might entail, see last fall semester's description by Breena Siegal here.
And for those hungry for a bit more on recent activities in Ladakh, don't forget to check out Zach's blog.
Happy trails to one and all.