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The expedition team approaches Camp 1 at 16,200 feet after crossing the Continental Divide of the Andes.

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Backpacking to the source of the Amazon

If you’re going to knock something off the bucket list, it might as well fill a big bucket. That’s my reasoning, anyway, behind camping at a lung-busting 16,200 feet in the Peruvian Andes on a four-day, mule-assisted backpack trip to the source of the Amazon River — a far cry from our Yampa River back home.

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