Sierra Club Travelogue Leads Armchair Adventures From Titicaca to Rio

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Shane Berry at Iguassu Falls

Shane Berry, a Cerritos resident, is a world traveler who’s visited 60 countries and all seven continents. He will share his South American adventure with the Sierra Club in October.

Fabled Lake Titicaca lies on the Peru-Bolivia border at 12,507 feet. Copacabana Beach in Rio is at sea level, 1,800 miles away. For 33 days Shane Berry and his boyfriend biked, walked, and traveled by bus from the shores of the lake to the beach, exploring the silver mines of Potosi, giant dinosaur footprints, Chile’s Atacama Desert, and the world’s greatest wetlands, Brazil’s Pantatal.

On Wednesday, October 3, Berry will share his adventure at the monthly meeting of the Long Beach Sierra Club. He’ll discuss the people and the culture of the high Andes, and show the stunning flora and exotic fauna of the Pantatal. The presentation will end with a walk through the preserved colonial city of Paraty, and stop at the beach in Rio. 

Berry, a Cerritos resident, is a world traveler who’s visited 60 countries and all seven continents. On this trip, Berry and his friend rode mountain bikes along the 43 mile Camino de las Yungas, which is generally acknowledged to be the most dangerous road in the world. Annually the road claims the lives of 200-300 travelers, who negotiate its 12-foot width with dropoffs of almost 2,000 feet and no guardrails.

Join the Sierra Club on October 3, 2012 with Shane Berry at 7:30 p.m. at the Environmental Services Bureau building, 2929 E. Willow St., Long Beach. The event is free and open to the public.

The Long Beach Group is part of the Angeles Chapter of the Sierra Club. The group has more than 2,500 members and serves Cerritos, Hawaiian Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Los Alamitos, Signal Hill and Seal Beach.

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