We are still waiting to meet with the Cinta Larga and get permission to paddle through their reserve. We have been communicating with them for several months, but have had trouble setting up a formal meeting with the chiefs to gain permission. We are hopeful that tomorrow will bring positive news and our waiting game will end.
Today we rented a small airplane for an hour and flew over the Rio Roosevelt. It was spectacular, wild, and as beautiful and challenging as I imagined. We got some good video footage. Here is a 1 minute video clip that Paul took with his iphone. I look forward to sharing more polished videos when we get off the river.
I also just wrote a blog post for the Wilderness Classroom, which includes some photos from our flight. Tomorrow is a big day, I hope we get permission to pass through the Cinta Larga’s land.