I'm leaving for Argentina in January and rode your same route in Baja this last January, much cooler. Glad you survived your ordeal, yikes. I tend to over prepare but I've been in enough situations to know things can go south very fast. Thanks for posting about the SPOT, I've carried one since they came out and always wondered if anything would happen if I pushed the magic button. What kind of point and shoot do you have? Oh - I keep my TKC80's at 30 psi on all terrain and crank up my Steering Stabilizer (hand of God) if things get too squirrely
How did you circumvent the Darian? Any recommendations? Ride safe.....!