On Saturday morning (10/5), I found Midnight Rider and Valentino headed the opposite way after an extremely harrowing episode on the south face of Rock Pass (mile 2646). She, her brother, and Rustic all thought they were going to die that night. The horse, “ass deep in snow,” and apparently frightened, began running off straight down the mountain. She refused to abandon the horse, necessarily complicating the situation. They pressed the SOS button but cancelled it and made it out themselves. Despite major concerns of family and friends, she and Rustic are attempting again today 10/7. Her brother “IS DONE” with the PCT and will not be going.