National Geographic : 1970 Aug
Over hot chocolate we decid ed to break camp; our mules were starving. Their fodder, sparse lakeshore grass, was sheathed with ice. Because we were overdue, I ran ahead next morning in an all-out effort to contact Sue by nightfall. Stripped to shorts and running shoes, I rushed nearly 40 miles to Atanquez before dark, descending 12,000 feet and swimming the Guatapuri, swollen by rains. I drove to sul try Valledupar and phoned Sue can one change a jewel into a beauti ful sound that everyone can enjoy and no one can steal?" Long and luxuriant, an Arhuaco Indian's hair is his pride. Men of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta make pottery and weave cotton and agave fibers for robes and hats; women and children har vest yucca, maize, avo cados, and mangoes. Another tribesman shows how he mixes min eral lime from the gourd held by the author (right) with dried coca leaves for chewing. Incas used the mild narcotic on special occasions; Spaniards gave coca to laborers so that they would not feel hunger and fatigue. EKTACHROME(LEFT) ANDKODACHROM KODACHROME BYROMULOPAZMINO() N.G .5 . 255 .ORENMCINTYREU N.1 .5 .