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Blog for April 18th, 2007

April 18th, 2007
Nepal, Phakding to Namche Bazaar
Day before rest day

Crops being grown
Monastery on hillside outside Phakding
Sign at park entrance
Porters carrying trekker refreshments
Porter carrying heavy load down steps
Porters being paid
New and old bridges
Looking upstream
Erosion from power of water after snow melt
Looking back downstream
Footbridge further along trail
Prayer flags on footbridge
Steps down taken by trekkers and animals
Porter carrying box used to perform step exercise in morning Pre and post exercise oxygen saturation plus heart and breathing rates recorded
Heavily laden child porter
Halo effect of sun
Entrance to Namche Bazaar
Prayer wheels outside Namche Bazaar
Full facilities in Namche Bazaar
Crashed helicopter outside our lodge