The hikers had a difficult decision to make toward the end of the John Muir Trail. They received word from a fellow hiker that a storm was rolling in, and they hesitated over whether to set up camp where they were and wait out the storm or attempt to beat the storm over the pass up ahead. As they were running out of food, they chose to attempt to get over the pass as quickly as possible. Luckily, they were able to cover the pass and then hike down low enough in elevation to set up camp, which they did just as the snow began falling. Photo by Travis Burke 23 / 29