Bob Hentzen recently wrote to the CFCA headquarters from the road in Chile. You can see the full update on his Facebook page.
A heartfelt greeting and abrazos from the extreme north of Chile.
It is extremely beautiful as we walk the foothills of snow-packed volcanoes and listen to the call of gentle ducks on clear Andean lakes.
It is also extremely challenging as we do our daily marathon at 14,990 feet, all so very natural under Chakana (Aymara for Southern Cross), as we greet the wild vicuna and a pair of swift desert foxes at first light.
With all the affection and tears of our CFCA Bolivian families and coworkers, it was hard to say farewell.
They slept little in order to accompany us to the Chilean border at Tambo Quemado/Chungara.
But what a CFCA team awaited us in Chile. They are prepared, generous and flat-out fun. To serve the CFCA families in Valparaiso and surrounding areas, our Chilean admin team rotates a few staff members into the walk every 15 days.
In addition to the Chilenos, we have our Grupo Corazon (Core Group) of Israel, Ricardo, Cristina and me.
We look forward to the proximate arrival of Paul Pearce, CFCA director of global strategy.
A special welcome to each of you walking with us in fact and spirit. Know that we carry you in our hearts.
I am deeply grateful for the thoughtful and encouraging messages received on the occasion of my birthday.