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Mexico : Yucatán

5.1 km (3.2 miles) SE of Idzinté, Yucatán, Mexico
Approx. altitude: 25 m (82 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 21°S 92°E

Accuracy: 2 m (6 ft)
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#2: at site within 10m #3: Harris on path really close now #4: John Zoe Harris #5: Bruce Zoe Harris #6: Heading out on trail

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  21°N 88°W (visit #1) (incomplete) 

#1: GPS Shot

(visited by john greenwood, zoe butler, bruce butler and harris greenwood)

16-Mar-2005 --

We woke up early to head to the confluence. Four of us piled into our small car and started off from Akumal. We aimed to eat breakfast around 8:50, but when it was 8:50 there was nowhere to stop and get food. We drove on for a hour until we reached a small village where we turned on to a dirt road.

Along the dirt road there were a few bicyclists with machetes and bunches of wood on their back. The road got smaller and branched off in different directions. It took us a few tries until we found the right path. Then the dirt road became a bicycle path with rocks scattered through it. Finally the road ended and we had to pull over. We walked about ten minutes on a rough path. Then we turned off into the jungle and wandered around through the spiny branches. After about thirty minuets we found the rough location of the confluence.

We turned around and walked back to the car. We stopped in a town and grabbed a bite to eat. The lunch/breakfast was delicious. Soon after that we found our selves at a cenote where they dumped sacrificed bodies. It took about another 2 hours to return to the house where we were staying in. It was a long dive but it was worth it.

Coordinator's Note: This visit is marked as incomplete only because it doesn't meet our photo requirements


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#1: GPS Shot
#2: at site within 10m
#3: Harris on path really close now
#4: John Zoe Harris
#5: Bruce Zoe Harris
#6: Heading out on trail
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