TMB – Day 6: Les Contamines-Montjoie

And then the visibility got worse.

After the most intense lightening storm swept over the village, the morning dawned wet and dreary. The clouds hanged low, concealing the mountains completely, even the village got swallowed by the moodiness of the day.

“What are the disadvantages of taking a zero?” Dave asked.

For those of you unfamiliar with thru-hiking jargon, zero day is a day when one stays put and rests.

We thought hard. Other than loosing a day in our schedule, we could not find a reason why we should head out there, get wet and cold, and risk that Dave’s worsening chest colds could evolve to much more serious condition.

My feet are itching to get back on the trail but I know we made the right decision to wait the weather out.