Sunday, June 7, 2009

Art Post and his companions in 1934 with the Machigenga

If you are watching the Travel Channel's Mark and Olly: Living With the Machigenga, then you probably would like the book "Huck Finning the Amazon" by Arthur J. Post. Art is the last survivor of the group.

Traveling the Amazon’s entire length had never been done before by even the most experienced explorers let alone three inexperienced, na├»ve eighteen year olds, their friends, teachers, neighbors, parents and everyone else admonished.

These three greenhorn kids – Eddie, Gain and Art, responded by doing it. They hiked, canoed, rafted, and boated the greatest river in the world from its source high in the Andes Mountains to its terminus at Belem do Para on the Atlantic Ocean. Not the first white men to do so, but the first men ever to do so!

He is now 92 years old and living in central Mexico. Hi name is Art Post and he wrote a book about this great adventure called "Huck Finning the Amazon". You should meet this guy!

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