Sit. Rep. Ecuador. 1996. – The Mule Traverse

By |June 27th, 2015|

Weather. Early morning fog, later intense sun. 20 degrees C. Status. Metal exploration.

Mules are very under-rated.  They are the transport backbone in the mountainous parts of the Andes, linking isolated communities, bringing supplies and ferrying out the sick and dead. Carrying up to 200 pounds, without complaint, they are also invaluable for footsore geologists, exploring for gold, […]