I head back into Invernada tomorrow morning. I am really psyched to guide my first trip into this area. The last few days have mostly been focused on food preparation, with just a few loose ends to wrap up. We head in tomorrow and I can say for certain that I have never been so prepared for a trip. How prepared? The vegetables are already cut. I'm not kidding. I finally made the time and have organized the trip exactly as I think they should be. The food is dialed to the Calorie. We have a base camp stashed high in the valley. All the electronic devices are charging. Even my email is set to auto reply.
Back to the food. This was a huge effort. I believe that one of the fundamental components to a great experience in the mountains is eating well. While touring, staying fueled up makes all the difference in the world. Getting back to the tent and being forced to eat some shitty pasta is disheartening. We're going to eat well. There's no Whole Foods in Chile. You can't just go into the store and get a bunch of pre-prepared gourmet food to stuff in the pack. You either make it at home, from scratch, or you eat garbage. Sure, we've got a small supply of Clif Bar products, but there needs to be more. I've got rice bars, frittatas, burritos in the mix. At night we'll eat fish tacos and biryani, among other stuff. I think this will end up being the best I eat for a while.
Anyway, I'll be away from any sort of cell coverage or Internet service until Monday, September 9th. I've got a little satellite communication device with me and I can actually update the Facebook page with it. I probably will – check it out, you can see where we're shredding.
I'll post photos and stories as soon as I get back. For now, please forgive me, I'll be in the mountains, with no distractions, great food, great weather and an awesome cli