Nuestra Propio Caminata (a walkathon of our own)

Today the Friend’s School is hosting a walkathon (caminata) to raise funds. There are many fund-raisers throughout the year, and it gets a bit tiring. We aren’t joining today for a host of reasons (no car to drive back, etc.) but yesterday Katie and I did our own caminata. We walked from our house down to San Luis. This hike is about 5k a 1k decent, so that’s pretty steep.

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We then walked to a newly maintained section of the Sendero Pacifico (you’ll want to click that link – the trail has a wonderful website). The Sendro Pacifico project is connected to the Bellbird Biological Corridor, which also aims to link the Monteverde zone with the Golfo de Nicoya on the pacific side. We hiked the San Luis section of the trail. Here’s an overview of the area:

Our route descended from Monteverde, past the Centro Communitario, to the most upstream puente (bridge) on the Rio San Luis. After that we hiked a big loop around a little portion of the Bosque Eterno de los Ninos (Children’s Eternal Rainforest), the largest private reserve in Costa Rica. Here’s our route: 

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In the end we hiked about 17 k in ciruit, 1 km descent, another 1 km ascent, another 1 km descent (that was hard) and a final 1 km ascent again. By that time we were tired.

These are immature flowers from a wild ginger plant. Edible, too. They are nicer and lightly sour. I think they look like nature’s candy corn.
This toad was gigantic. Probably six inches long.
These ants were impressive. They were building a covered tunnel across the trail. Construction workers covered the outside and protected the tunnel traffic inside with their bodies. And the tunnel traffic was so fast!
This is the panorama. If you load any full sized image, have it be this one.


2 thoughts on “Nuestra Propio Caminata (a walkathon of our own)

  1. Mom and Dad May 7, 2017 / 9:45 pm

    Sounds like a wonderful hike. The effort will become a lovely memory
    Dad and Mom


  2. Mom and Dad May 7, 2017 / 9:48 pm

    The two of you must be training for the Barclay !


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