Prior to making the attempt, I had been told by several people who had seen the hill and a couple who had made the climb in 4-wheel drive vehicles that there was no way Dod could make it. I told them that all I could do was try. They didn't know some of the terrain Dod had conquered in the past. Dod made the climb with no hesitation and is now parked in one of the most beautiful spots he or I have ever been.
Saturday was a great day to make the climb and test all of Dod's fortitude. It started raining about 4 a.m. Saturday morning and did not stop until after sunset. It "never" rains in Aticama in February; at least that is the response I received when I posed the question to several locals. Bill said that the last three days have been the wettest weather he has experienced during this time of the year; in fact, he said this is the only rain he has seen between October and June in all the time he has been here. The cobblestone portions of the road up the hill were slick and the dirt portions were muddy. I know you calculate "dog years" by multiplying actual years by 7 but I don't know how to calculate RV years. However you do it, I am proud of Dod!
BTW I am posting from the house on the hill; I have free wireless! First day photos and stories manana.