|We got to sit at the big kids' table|
|Happy 30th Birthday, Ina|
|Mashini, this guy is a lawyer|
|Looking up the Yerba Loca valley to La Paloma (glaciated peak)|
|At my base camp. La Paloma, Altar Falso, and Altar behind me.|
|Los Sulfatos waterfall, stunning.|
|My route goes right up that glacial field in the center|
|Big views from about 4500M. |
I'll be quite sick in about 1/2 hour.
|Penitentes = major bastard for travel|
However, as I knew would happen, I immediately began to feel better as I reached lower elevations. The mountains aren't going anywhere, so no worries, just disappointment. To punish myself/make my exit easier, I decided to descend the 17.5km from high camp to Villa Paulina (day-site in Yerba Loca). By the time I reached Villa Paulina (approx. 1900M), I had been moving for about 12 hours and my feet had turned into ground meat. After a quick dinner of instant mashed potatoes w/ a sausage, I died in my sleeping bag for the following 13 hours.
|Sara making friends at Gourmet Mundo food expo|
All in all, that's about it on my end. I have interviews this week with a study-abroad program and a mountain-guiding service. Hopefully one of those will hit (c'mon, mountain guide!) and I can stop tutoring English. But you know, you gotta' take some, and leave some.
|I just think this is neat.|
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