National Geographic : 1926 Apr
THE AVIATORS ARE TRAPPED IN THE PARIMA GORGE With an engine near the boiling point because of the excessive heat of the region, the aviators could donothing but follow the curves ofthe canyon for miles, until they struck smooth water at the Aracasa River, steadily losing elevation in the meantime. The photograph was made atasharp angle, and therefore does not show the steepness with which the sides of the gorge rise from the river. Note that the forest grows tothe very edge of the water. Pilot Hinton and the author were the first white men ever to gaze on this section of theRio Parima (see text, page 415).