San Casimiro de Guiripa to San Sebastián de los Reyes weekend outing. August 21 &22, 2010.
I’d like to start by apologizing because most of these pictures have already been posted in the Land Cruiser area.
But when I saw this last night, I decided that the best I could do was to post last weekend’s outing, even though it wasn´t a heroic expedition or even a great trip.
- With the grim outlook of a boring weekend ahead of us, a few phone calls among friends started to happen during Friday afternoon...
żCan we meet at FUN RACE STORE’s parking lot Saturday at 2:00pm?
Just like that, without much in the way of preparation, we decided to go to one of our favorite playgrounds near Guatopo National Park. Very nice photos of a previous trip to that place can be found here.
With all the rain we have been getting these last few days, this promised to be a fun trip.
Here we are, at the gathering spot, loading the last minute small stuff while we wait for the rest of the guys.
After driving a few hours, we leave the paved road and start getting ready for the first river crossing
This big Araguato (red howler monkey) watched us with curiosity, maybe questioning our sanity, while we were there.
Until he seemed to realize that we weren’t that interesting after all and turned his back at us.
To get where we wanted to go, it is necessary to face a few river crossings. This river is usually only knee deep, but it has been raining daily for over a week now…
Two short wheelbase Mitsubishi Monteros. We were quite concerned at this point because the gray one lacked a snorkel.