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Day 12 - Start of phase 3, the JUNGLE

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Phase 1 - Imbabura/Carchi - Visiting old stomping grounds and old friends
Phase 2 - Special activities in Quito with Assembly
Phase 3 - Oriente/Jungle

Slept in today until 7:30 a.m. (sigh) and packed up. I'm sad about the BIG snowstorm in NYC. 1. It will certainly affect visit of CO 2. I LOVE big snowstorms and am sad I'm missing this one. However, knowing that I'll be whitewater rafting in the jungle tomorrow instead of digging out a car does have it's consolation.... ha, ha.

Headed to bus terminal and got the 12 noon bus and arrived at our destination at 6 p.m. Yes, a very long bus ride, but beautiful also. Below you will see the transition from Quito at 9,300 feel to pass at 13,123 feet crossing the Andes into the oriente/jungle. Tena is at about 1,640 feet so though in jungle it's high enough to avoid mosquitoes and gets cool at night.

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Tomorrow we head out about 7:30 a.m. for the river. It's also nice to finally be caught up on the blog, hope to start uploading videos tomorrow.

Posted by dypphelan 18:56 Archived in Ecuador

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Lol... it snowed a lot, but not enough for the CO's
visit to be affected. this was the first time he's ever seen snow,im sure he would never forget it.e re supposed to get more snow on Friday. loving all of you pictures, thnk you so much for sharing this beautiful experience with us.

by Margarita

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