Mile 2588.8 to 2609.4 for 20.6 miles with an elevation increase of 4034 and decrease of 4010. We camped at an elevation of 4326 by Brush Creek. Hiking at 7:15 and into camp at 4:15. Again wanting to camp at a low elevation. We were only a couple hundred feet below the snow line at our camp last night where we had a very cold night. Prior to Rainy Pass the snow was just a dusting, but shortly thereafter as we headed toward Cutthroat Pass the trail became compact snow and ice with some stretches of 1-2 inches of snow that was not compacted. The sun was out today and its warmth was luxurious when we were not in shadow. When we arrived at Rainy Pass Ian from Outside Magazine Online was taking photos of through hikers. He took several still shots as well as ones of us hiking out of Rainy Pass. Several hikers continued up to camp higher. It was very cold. You know it’s cold when you are in your tent and wearing hats, gloves and down jackets. We had great views of Black, Tower and Golden Horn peaks.