When we got back on the trail we noticed a pink bloom. It took us a second to realize it was a rhododendron blooming…we didn’t think we’d see them blooming. That week back after Ashleigh’s funeral was tough and I had some crying episodes and after we got down off of Dragon’s Tooth someone had left a blossom on a rock and it was just when I was thinking of Ashleigh and home. Then I decided that that would be my way of Ashleigh saying hi to me. Of course now that the rhododenrons aren’t blooming anymore and we are lower than their elevation I am having to find other pink blooms to think of her.