The travel day
The first day was a full one. The Project Indiana crew gathered at the Indianapolis International Airport at 4:30 a.m. for its 6 a.m. flight to Atlanta, followed by a flight to Guatemala City.
After eating lunch, the project team and their luggage was loaded onto three pickup trucks, an SUV and a van for the trek part of the way up the mountain. They stopped for the night at Hacienda Tijax in Rio Dulce. The small cabins that make up this hotel complex are connected by boardwalks and suspension bridges. After eating dinner, some of the project team swam in the lakeside pool.
The project team will travel the remainder of the way up the mountain on Monday.