Report #20 part 2 (Click PREV to see part 1)
At long last, here is the information about the gear Dick and Rick are carrying.
While inspecting their gear, Rick noticed a serious tear in Dick's pack. One of the lower straps that fastens the pack itself to the hip belt had torn away from the pack. For Dick to proceed without having the pack repaired would be to risk his safety. He had purchased the pack only a few months earlier. Fortunately, it was a Gregory.