second camp in the morning, we
headed due north over ground much like the day before, but steadily
as we headed out. The morning was mostly overcast, but
There wasn't nearly as much game out this way, but there was other
scenery of interest to see like the giant termite mounds and dry washes
Beginning the third day of riding.
A Sand River.
We rode several miles in a
and then started riding westerly for several more miles.
Lisa's amazing mapless navigation led us to the Land Rover where lunch
was being made ready.
2 degrees, 44.421
minutes South Latitude
36 degrees, 19.027 minutes East
3428 Feet above Sea Level
As we left
the lunch camp, I was mentally preparing
myself for another long ride that would extend into evening.
from my map of the region (and from my GPS) that we had come about as
north as we should and should soon turn west by southwest in order to
our way between the north slope of Mt. Kitumbeine and the south slope
Mt. Gelai. To my great surprise we continued north and a
Wow, what's going on here? This isn't the way we're supposed
While it was still pretty
early in the afternoon
we came to a gorgeous dry wash (A.K.A. a sand river) and there was Camp
3 all set up. I was surprised that we weren't going to make
mileage that day, but I have to admit that I was absolutely delighted
the prospect of an early camp, a good shower and some leisure in the
Obviously I had been wrong about a long ride that afternoon.
short ride also gave my butt a chance to heal up a little.
let me show you some pictures of this beautiful place.
2 degrees, 42.425
minutes South Latitude
36 degrees, 19.180 minutes East
3559 Feet above Sea Level
My tent is the second from the left.
Wood for the Bonfire to the left. That night the
fire made the forked trunk look just like a Viking ship.
We took a nature hike up the dry river.
As you can see, it was beautiful up there.
Our first good look at Oldoinyo Lengai, the Masaai's
"Mountain of God"
Mt. Kitumbeine almost due west at sundown.
Most of us
stayed up for a while watching a
lovely bonfire, but after a while I just had to hit the sack as (for
the conversation was pretty limited and difficult.
I fell to
sleep quickly and don't even remember Terry entering the
that night Terry's snoring didn't bothered me very much at
it would wake me up I'd just clear my throat or lightly poke him and
turn over and stop and then I'd fall back asleep almost immediately.
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