Wednesday, July 23, 2008
50Km Hike through the Jungle.
this is a big ant pill if you cant figure that out
So this is why you all did not hear from us for a while we where treking through some really remote jungle on the Osa Peninsula for 3 days. It is so the best part of the trip so far. It would be imposible to explain the beauty in the wild. There was such an abundance of wild animals we came into contact with so many. We had to take a 2 hour 4WD 2ton truck ride to a small town to start the hike that was fun Jenna got car sick as usual and for me it was like the Marine days. From there we hiked 20km to a place called Sirena, one of the most beautiful places on the earth I think. It is so crazy because you have been hiking for 6 to 7 hours and all of a sudden you pop out of the jungle and here sets a amazing green pasture and this huge building that has a kitchen and 10 sleeping rooms and a platform for tents. We went with the tent area cheaper. On the way to Serina we saw most of our wild life including a Taper which is really rare to see, a heard of Paccarys wich is like our Havelinas, a lot of racoon looking things dont really remember the name and so so many monkeys all kinds. there was also a mom with a baby hanging upside down it was so cute but it was raining and I could not take a picture. I was so mad because the pictures that we took did not come out because the lighting was so dark. But it was beautiful. Then we went on a 20k hike to the next ranger station which was beautiful in its own way not as many animals because it was raining for about 5 hours of the 7 hour hike. This ranger station was a little more remote and the water gave us the %hits for the last 3 days YAH!! so we stayed the night there it is the pic of the tent under the tarp and it was awesome. from there we were advised not to go any further they said it was closed unless you had a guide. Which could have been a good thing seems how you had to cross a river 22 times. the thing is is that Jenna went the wrong way and instead of going down river she went up (ok my fault not Jennas). so we crosed the river 20 times and were very excited when we reached a town in the middle of nowhere thinking we are almost done and the man in the village said not La Palma (where we wanted to go) was in the other direction man. so we set of to find the right trail so we crossed the river 60 times with a couple of them I had to rescue my wife by grabing onto her pack and drag her to the side of the river no joke it was bad a couple of times (no wonder why they recomended a guide)!! so after that we finally found the town of La Palma and felt very triumphant. But poor Jennas feet where gushing blood. (it must suck to be married to me) she did not complain at all. so now we are back in Domincal and I got my money from my surfboard and we are resting for a day untill our next hike which is in the mountains this time. We are hiking the highest peack in Costa Rica it is 12,700ft and can be below freezing at the top (did I mention we dont have a sweater) but will have to buy one befor we go. so untill next time livestrong and go watch the tour de france it is amazing to see people push themselves so hard.
P.S. Mom I think I found Blue he is very happy in Costa Rica lots of girls to chase. (I think that was your macaws name and was it a boy or girl anyhow love you how is Darwin)
and Grandma thanks for watching our baby for us sounds like Muggles and him had fun!!