Long Road Ahead
Our day 5 journey on the Twisted Andes Adventure continues in Chile as a road day from the north to the southern regions. After a killer rock trail at night and an awesome camp and BBQ at midnight, we woke to repairs being made. Sebastian's jeep received custom doors and hardware for the trip as the good weather would turn to cold and rain, much like driving from Alabama to Michigan. In the Southern Hemisphere the seasons as well as the toilets are backwards, and it gets colder as you head South.
Every fuel stop on our 450 mile trek revealed more and more damage and parts in need of repair. Road days can be the worst for 4x4s as the weak links become apparent. We found spun bearing caps, leaky covers, broken stealing studs, and even some Mustangs at our fuel and rest stops. Even double-swapping rigs on the support trailers was needed to get us all the way to camp.
At Fagundo's farm, where we camped, the shop was filled with half of the rigs for a long night of repairs, and a bit of lamb as well! The next day was a road/trail day so all of the rigs needed to be in tip top shape for the long trek ahead.