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.
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:
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.