7.5 miles to 13,000 ft. - 9 hours including lunch
We woke to a gorgeous sunrise, and the view of the peak was pristine. With the promise of leaving the worst camp of the trip and the hopes of seeing a "flowering lobelia", we were ready to leave rather early. The group gathered and then we waited 40 minutes for our token slow person to get ready.
The foreign landscape was mostly rocks, giant heather, and finally at the end a flowering lobelia (see with hat and glasses below). The walk was the first hike we did where you really see the mountain as a volcano. Finally, the camp came into view (click on last photo right below to see the tiny distant tents).