South America for the winter?
So, four friends and I are taking a ~4 month road trip to the southern tip of south america this winter. We are taking two Toyota 4Runners from Denver through Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, briefly through Honduras, Nicaragua, Coasta Rica, Panama, shipping our cars across the Darien Gap, meeting them in Colombia, continuing on to Peru, maybe Bolivia, Chile, then heading down to Ushuaia, Argentina, the southern most city in the world. Depending on time and budgets, we may take a boat ride to antarctica, before heading up to Buenos Aires to end our trip. Departure date is 12-3-08 +/- 1 day. There will be ruins, mountains, volcanos, jungles, forests, cities, oceans, and a whole bunch of other cool shit I can't yet fathom.
I know its short notice, but is anyone interested in joining us? I am the only kayaker in the group, and, with respect to that, as it stands now I'm not bringing a boat. If another kayaker joined I would love to bring the playboat for ocean surf, river play, and some mild river running (III-IV). Otherwise, its time to man up and learn to board surf. This is obviously a serious trip requiring a significant budget, and has some serious safety considerations.
If someone wants to hitch a ride to somewhere on the way that may be an option as well.