September 28, 2008
Buchanan said the main goal of his expedition in Colca Canyon in Peru was to navigate 20 miles of unexplored wilderness. The group also was on the lookout for the hidden treasures of the Incan empire. While El Dorado eluded the team, they did find eight ancient South American mummies in a cave while hiking after six days in the canyon.
Stories this photo appears in:
Steamboat outdoors enthusiast travels to unexplored canyon
Call it "Eugene Buchanan and the Search for Inca Gold," or maybe "Eugene Buchanan and the Death-Defying Canyon." Midway through his amazing Indiana Jones-esque adventure in Peru's Colca Canyon, Steamboat Springs' Eugene Buchanan was sure only that he wanted to be somewhere else.