Rio Chirripo Retreat
Travel Blogs from Chirripo National Park
If you're ever planning a trip to Costa Rica, it might be a good idea to arrange it for a month other than May. Perhaps this year is exceptional, but for the last two to three weeks we've had nothing but rain, rain and more rain! Not gentle spring rains, mind you, but heavy torrential stuff. Rain day and night, with nary a break, starts to get a …
... us 2.5 hours. And here I was, looking at the Atlantic Ocean and Pacific Ocean at the same time, the moon and sun on opposite sides. And the icy lakes! And the clouds surrounding rugged landscape!
At 3820m and in the cold, camera batteries started giving out. My mom's camera died before we even got to the peak! We used the Gopro cam which didn't yield the best results. Either way, we were happy it was done.
... and were out of Casa Mariposa by 4:40am.
The moon was nearly full, but we still needed a flashlight for the first kilometer (~25 mins). This first kilometer was fairly uneventful... it looked like Hansel and Gretel had gone by before us and sprinkled horse manure along the way instead of bread crumbs.
The next 3 km was easier. The canopy gave us a nice cool cover while letting a good amount of light in. The scenery was ...
... for all of the citizens. Today was also the first time I had been made to feel uncomfortable in Costa Rica. One man did so by his bibulousness, and another by his self-righteousness. Still, only twice in three months.
On a happier note, we finally saw a fiery-billed aracari. The colors of this toucan are exquisite, even by the high standard of birds here--our photos don't do it justice. Our photos don't do any of the wildlife in Costa Rica ...
Got to San Isidro and there was some sort of huge rodeo parade going on so the bus had to slow to a stop. Interesting to watch all the folks on horseback. Found out there was an Expo going on.
We saw people in lawn chairs, back of pickups lined up so there must have been some sort of parade getting ready to happen. They were outfitted in their finest in "cowboy" apparel and so that made me think it had ...
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