January 7, 2014
From: Josh McDowell
Sent: Tuesday, January 07, 2014 1:41 PM
To: Phil Ershler
Subject: Last blog post…the clients liked it.
Attached is a photo of our group, at the Horcones Vally entrance of the Aconcagua Provincial Park. In the photo, you will notice there is a dog with us. The dog, who was appropriately named Tina (short for Argentina), appeared out of nowhere, on the second day of our trek to Plaza Argentina.
On the subsequent days of our trip, she followed us from camp to camp, without prompting by anyone.
On the morning of January 5th, she began walking toward the summit of Aconcagua. Along with about thirty people, she reached the summit of the mountain at 1 P.M. She took a much needed nap on the summit, then descended back to camp 3.
The next morning, she followed us to the base camp, at Plaza de Mulas.
Finally, today she made the 18 mile trek out, to the entrance of the park.
Tomas, a local Argentine guide, has decide to adopt Tina, in hopes that she does not have to climb to the summit of the Americas again, in order to find a loving family.