“Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem.”
It was in Panama, in 1987, while crossing the Darien Gap on foot, that I learned this lesson. Camped by a small stream, woke up to a raging torrent a few inches from my hammock. Ok then. Never again.
Mike I've seen your mentions of Darien Gap twice during my very recent time following this awesome blog. I would love to find out more about your adventures
Here is my write up of the Darien Gap in the now defunct "South American Explorers Club" magazine:http://mikeaustin.org/south_american_explorers_article.htmI spent 14 years all told mainly solo backpacking in Central and South America.http://mikeaustin.org/I tried to keep the lies to a bare minimum.
As an old professional riverguide, this is what is known as happy days.