I've been waiting my whole life for a trip like this. It had the promise of everything I ever wanted in overland travel: dense jungle growth, ancient untouched ruins, extreme remoteness, danger, mud, winching, cigars, rum, fellowship and Rovers. The question on my mind as I waited for my flight from Charlotte, NC was "Will it live up to those expectations?". Reflecting back now on the trip as a whole, I can say it most certainly did, and then some...
This thread will be the log of our journey to attempt to reach El Mirador in Guatemala which is a recently discovered ancient Mayan site with the pyramid El Tigre. El Tigre is listed as one of the top ranking tallest structures of the ancient world. This thread will also attempt to share the sites of our itinerary on the way for other future travelers, as well as a narrative of a trip witih No Limits Expedition. My goal was to ensure this is a well documented expedition, which is no easy feat as I was soon to learn that an NLX trip is "hands on".
My crew on this trip is Bill (a former Navy officer from Minneapolis) and Lee (a market researcher from Charlotte). Hosting the trip will be James and Angela Brown, and Graham Jackson. We would be joined by tag-along travelers Byron (4x4 shop owner and ARB retailer) and Karl (German expat and expo member) who both live in Guatemala.
Let me caviat by saying that this trip completion thread will take several days to post, as we ended up with over 2,000 photographs that need to be sorted through. Welcome to our journey.
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