Where do I even start?!

As personal wall tents (except for the Sherpas, presumably…) appear out of nowhere, we are left to wonder whether there is a supply line tucked conveniently off-camera, providing for the traveling party’s every need, including that disposable plastic bottle of water is Genie’s hand…

…boy, look at those tents…

I see a roaring campfire, too, but fueled by what? Again, the supply caravan with loads of split and seasoned firewood? While we are invited to join Mark Trail on his latest “adventure,” it would be nice to not be constantly assaulted by illogical and inconsistent images. Assuming that anyone who shows even a passing interest in this strip might have spent some time on the trail him- or herself, one is left to wonder whether James Allen ever has…

Walking and Talking…

…and seemingly without gear…

Still seem to be traveling light…

I am picking up a deep-seated envy from Dr. Camel… despite his command of Social Media, and Mark’s relative lack of interest in it, he is picking up on the fact that Mark Trail is a household name- and international brand.

…not unless I see you first…

… that is unless you know about Microsoft and their efforts to help track and identify the Snow Leopard using technology

yes, it’s broad daylight… why would we want to continue on?

Genie, wasn’t it you who warned Mark that it was going to be cold once at elevation? Mark, why do you feel it necessary to continually point out the obvious? And dear reader, do you realize that we are already in our 4th month of this story arc?

Progress??

As we go from Red to Blue…

The Yeti? Is there only one? Is it a thousand years old?

Let’s hope there were supplies available! At least there were beds (cots, anyway…) and a change into matching blue jumpsuits! How awesome!

Are they still in their Jammies?

I have trouble reading all of Mark’s new facial expressions… Is he surprised? Happy? Who knows…

In case you were wondering where in the world we are…

Snarky Marky!

Oh my… Mark’s disdain for Harvey Camel is on full display now!

But that’s only until Mark goes into pure PSA mode (Public Service Announcement)

Good advice, Mark. I doubt it will do any good in this case… Harvey is hooked on clicks views!

The Ram in the foreground is looking about as excited as I am feeling about this story line…

You’ve lost me…

…again. But that’s nothing new… Mingma, apparently the head Sherpa, regards Mark’s observations and concerns with requisite ennui…

…into every life a little rain must fall…

…as we go from dry to wet in a blink. Not to mention what appears to be a tidal wave of biblical proportion rising in the background…

Random ruminants rutting in the rain…

Prepare to get wet(ter) and cold(er,) everyone. What’s a little hike without running into Mother Nature?

A wall of water? Never seen one of those before…

As Mark continues to suggest the obvious, look at Mingma’s eyes! They open!! What Th-?!