Pushing On Through the Atacama Desert
The second day of the Twisted Andes Adventure took us out of the depths of the dunes in the Atacama Desert. Of course that entailed 20 miles of sand which resulted in Gonzalo Bravo rolling his Suzuki in a bowl. Fortunately no damage was done to skin or steel. Once out of the mountains we made our way to the beach and headed south. Between rocks to climb and sandy beaches to skim, it was a long day. Even longer was the evening which was cold and windy for those in open vehicles, so we stopped near midnight for rest and recuperation.
We opted for some cheesy hotel rooms for the group as the temperature had dropped near freezing and it was after midnight before we reached out destination. Day three should be even better!
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Day one went off without a hitch and as usual began with a Driver's Meeting. It's a bit odd being on the other end of the Driver's Meeting. Of course these are the photos that you didn't see in our Day 1 coverage of the Twisted Andes Adventure.
As of right now, we are north of La Serena near a beach and headed south. The Twisted Andes Adventure is definitely turning out to be one of the most awesome off-road events we’ve had the pleasure of taking part in. We’re pretty excited to continue to wheel through more of the scenic Chilean countryside.
Stay tuned for more updates from the Twisted Andes Adventure 2013!
Check out the video of Sebastian Vara's 6.0-liter H.O. LQ9 V8 powered Willys MB romping around in the Atacama Desert!