OTHER AVID YAK BOARD READERS! (Yes, you!)
I have NEWS.
Andes and Amazon, Group B, has just completed its last trek through the gorgeous Andes mountains. We are all happy, safe, and settled in La Paz–even if some of us got there a little faster than others. Now that we’re all together and sort of clean (Abby and I having helpfully nabbed the first showers), X-phase planning continues! Onward we march. All that said, we thought this would be a great time to slow down and reflect on everything the mountains have taught us throughout this trip.
It’s true that we can learn so much from our surroundings, and take away more than a little bit of peace and serenity from the energy they offer. (According to my data, nothing clears ya out like a good-ol-fashioned wilder-poop.)
In all seriousness, though, we really have experienced so much growth–both individually and as a group. Here’s a little list of some lessons we’ve learned, from our first Lares trek to this most recent stretch.
I’m a bit short on time, but the list goes on, folks, and I have a feeling we’ll be working on it for a while. On this next–and final!–journey through the Amazon, we’ll carry these things along with our backpacks. Thanks for sticking with us the whole way. (Especially you, random Yak reader.) Shout-out to Abby for being my partner this week! And for carrying like 35 thousand kilograms of animal crackers, lol. And, of course, to the rest of the team for being generally awesome.
Anyway, I have a crew to meet, a dinner to greet, and some teeth to brush. Yeah, been like five days. Shout-out to my dentist!
Talk soon! Thanks for tuning in, fam.