Most members of the Shubet Team had been on airplanes, and now a bus, for the last two days.
The Chillo Lodge became a perfect place for great food, engaging conversation with Peter on Chachapoyas history, and a good evenings rest in the fresh mountain air.
Chillo Lodge outside the village of Tingo
Chillo Lodge mountain stream swimming pool
One particular resident of the lodge was Dog With No Name (DWNN), who could usually be found right by the kitchen. He made careful note of all the scurrying about by a bunch of new people, knowing quite well that this would call for more chickens in the pot. As we would find out over the next few days, DWNN was also an Explorer. From day one he would lead the pack, smelling out the trail, as we crossed the mountains to Shubet.