this is good. especially after wandering a geyser field at 12,500 ft, gazing out at a ridge of volcanoes that were all 18,000 footers. truly, i will head back to the atacama desert within the year to summit at least one of those. the image of those peaks, looming over me while i'm standing on a FLAT PLAIN at 12,500 ft. really impressive.
of course, first i'll have to now lose the 5 pounds of pure beer fat that i've accumulated in the past 2 weeks. stupid. stupid. stupid.