I trekked overland to this world-class waterfall.

From One Jungle to Another

December 15 2006
Day 443

Kaieteur Trek Day 8

A boat left early this morning for Pamela. We walked halfway back to Mahdia before a truck came and took us the rest of the way. We picked up the rest of our gear from the hotel and waited with Sally for a truck. It… Read More »

Our Ride Shows Up

December 14 2006
Day 442

Kaieteur Trek Day 7

After breakfast this morning, we took inventory. A couple onions, no potatoes, enough porridge for one small breakfast, noodles and rice for a few bland meals, and almost no fuel to cook with. On top of that, we had almost no cash due to Guyana's… Read More »

The Raft that Didn't Float

December 13, 2006
Day 441

Kaieteur Trek Day 6

Craig had been talking up the idea of building a raft for awhile, so I figured what the heck, I'll give it a shot. Our first task was to find wood. A few large logs were scattered here and there, and we got some more… Read More »

Another Rainy Viewing

December 12, 2006
Day 440

Kaieteur Trek Day 5

I walked to the top of the falls bright and early today, but it started raining again when I was near the top. Sally and Diego safely made it last night, so we spent awhile looking at the rainy falls again. We also walked over… Read More »

Up to the Falls

December 11, 2006
Day 439

Kaieteur Trek Day 4

Craig and I got up early, ate a big breakfast, and walked to the top of the falls. For the first time, the path was actually in good condition and was easy to follow. It was foggy and raining heavily all morning, but we still… Read More »

Finally to Base Camp

December 10, 2006
Day 438

Kaieteur Trek Day 3

The rain finally stopped sometime before sunrise, so were able to break camp in somewhat dry conditions today. We made our way through some more difficult terrain and got to Wartok Falls after about an hour of walking. Craig, Sally, and I relaxed on the… Read More »

Lost in the Jungle

December 9, 2006
Day 437

Kaieteur Trek Day 2

This morning we waited until about 9:30 before one of the miners could paddle us in his canoe to the other side of the river where Craig, Diego, Sally, and I started walking again. It was even more of a full-on jungle adventure than yesterday… Read More »

Saved in the Nick of Time

December 8, 2006
Day 436
Kaieteur Trek Day 1

The route to Kaieteur seemed pretty simple: Drive down a road to Pamela on the Potaro River, take a boat upstream to a settlement called Amatok, walk along the river to another settlement called Wartok, then walk the rest of the way to the… Read More »

Preparing for Kaieteur

December 7, 2006
Day 435

I spent most of the day today washing my clothes and showering. I think the fuel smell is finally off of me, more or less. Craig ran into a local man named Sally who has been porkknocking in the area for many years. The route to Kaieteur is on… Read More »