Our third day on the Twisted Andes Adventure is called a road day, but only about 50 miles was on pavement. After packing up and leaving our beachfront hotel, yeah you heard that right, we wound down the coastline on dirt roads and two-tracks to sandy beaches and craggy rocks to climb on.
The only fisherman in 50 miles from anywhere had a '79 Jeep CJ-6 with a CJ-7 rear tailgate grafted on. He earned a 4WOR license plate!
As usual the wheeling took its toll on some of the vehicles and resulted in a broken hub, tweaked Trac bar, and even some overheating issues. A few hills were conquered though, as was a full day of dust, dirt and sand. But as always, we kept driving until way past dark-thirty so we could set up tents in the dark and cook in the cold- another incredible day. There’s just something special about completing a long hard day of wheeling in some of the most challenging terrain on the planet only to follow it up with a nice warm meal in cold weather while hunkering down near the campfire.
This Twisted Andes Adventure is quite test for both man and machine and so far, we’re loving every minute of it.
Check out these videos of some of the rigs in our group attempting to climb a small hill made up of loose dirt, rocks and sand!