Team Jamerica reporting from Termas de Papallacta on February 19

Today we ventured from the hot springs en route for Bears Peak, however, we had
inside information provided by an informant that the path was completely mudded.
After a brief group meeting, Jamerica concluded playing in the mud is for
children. We chose instead to do what mountaineers do best. Improvise. We forged
our own path on rock to Laguna de Banos. A beautiful lake nestled deep in Cloud
Forest. Upon our return to the hot springs we visited the Spa for a relaxing
massage. Ecuadorean women with hands the size of our torsos took turns kneading
deep into our soft mushy flesh, which left the recipients feeling unclear if
they continued to ache from recent climbs or the current proceedings at the spa.
Those that didn’t pay a visit to the spa opted to exfoliate their top layer of
flesh in the boiling waters of the adjacent HOT springs. Be that as it may, our
makeshift mission was accomplished. Tomorrow we move on to base camp. Go Team


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