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Benjamin Crosby
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JiJ - Days 63-70 - Sailing Between Cartagena, Colombia and Colón, Panama
Hello World. Though terribly out of date, I encourage you to enjoy the blog in it's current, outdated state and especially think that the Archives link will give you a great place to start enjoying a chronological account of our entries.  At this point the ...
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Days 9 and 10 - Puerto Sanchez to Puerto Tranquilo via Exploradores Glacier, Chile
Day 9 Waking up beside Lago Tranquilo, we watched the fog blow back and forth in the valley for a little while before it finally cleared, revealing the mountains further up valley.  Not a single fish jumped in the placid lake while we pumped water for the d...
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JiJ - Days 7 and 8 - Rio Sin Nombre to Puerto Sanchez, Chile
Day 7 After a healthy chunk of time in the morning spent cleaning sensors for transport back to the US and downloading and analyzing the last couple months of data, we said goodbye to Omar and his family and hit the road south.  This was the true beginning ...
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JiJ - Days 5 and 6 - Coyhaique to Rio Sin Nombre, Chile
Day 5 Brian Reed (an American stream biogeochemist living and working at CIEP in
Coyhaique) and Ben are working together on a project in the Rio El Alto
watershed south of Villa Cerro Castillo and we will drive down to remove some sensors they installed a f...
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JiJ - Day 4 - Esquel, Argentina to Coyhaique, Chile
We woke up in the desert and ate dessert. Yummy membrillo tarts! It was Easter morning and we were about out of water...definitely not enough to boil some eggs for a hunt. Instead we opted for a raw egg hunt with our 4 white eggs (the brown ones would be pr...
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JiJ - Day 3 - San Martin de Los Andes to Esquel, Argentina
Though we arrived by night into a clandestine, remote camp spot above  San Martin de Los Andes , we were pleased to find ourselves in beautiful lush forest with views out over the lake.  At the time of arrival, all we knew was that it was flat.  As sun brok...
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JiJ - Day 2 - Villarrica, Chile to San Martin de Los Andes
We slept on the shore of Lago Villarrica and woke up early to go to the store and get basic provisions for our next few days. We were able to chat for a few minutes with family in Alaska and California before we turned off our cell phones and internet at th...
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JiJ - Day 1 - Concepción to Villarrica, Chile
After considerable preparations (detailed in future posts) we finally hit the road on April 17th, 2014. Leaving is never easy and after 10 months in Concepción we had many friends to say goodbye to and many possessions to return or cast away to friends and ...
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Tutorial: Tent Install with Accessory Loops
We just installed our new tent!  It's one of those Westy Vanagon projects
that, when finished, puts a real smile on your face. Here are some images from the old tent.  Note that both walls were ripped and patched with crusty duct tape, the front mosquito ne...
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