We were up at 6 AM and made a pot of coffee. We ate a breakfast of yogurt and granola and had a can of the spicy V8 juice then drove 3 miles down to the Elephant Hill parking lot. We loaded our packs…Peter had about 5 quarts of water, most of it still frozen, four energy bars a bag of trail mix and the camera bag. Sharon had a gallon of water in frozen tubes as well as her camera bag. Sharon’s not a hat-wearer but Peter had convinced her to bring and wear one of his large billed UV blocking hats.