Bujuku - Mubuku - Day 3 - The real bog begins

Trip Start Dec 16, 2005
Trip End Jun 12, 2006

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Wednesday, February 1, 2006

6km - 1800ft

Today we hit the real bog. Apparently yesterday was just a taster. I was all gaitered up but a lot of the day was spend jumping from log to grass tussock and back to log. During the day the two main bogs were the Upper and Lower Bigo bog. Good day for wildlife, saw Blue Tailed Monkey, the colourful Rwenzori Turaco and some brilliant dark green flycatchers. Lots of interesting vegetation also, lobelias and some joshua like looking plants.

Caught a few glimpses of Margarita, the tallest peak on Mt. Stanley and also Uganda and the 3rd in Africa. Later that day passing Lake Bujuku we arrived at Bujuku hut and the starting point for ascents on Mt. Speke. Oh and a 3rd day without rain!

After a quick chat with an American tour group (one guy was 69 years old and was going to do the 3 biggest mountain in the Rwenzoris followed by Kilimanjaro and Meru - very impressed) I did a quick hike up through the 'Joshua Trees' to the 14000ft Stuhlman Pass and the Congolese border. After quickly crossing the border visa and passport less I returned down getting some great views of Mt. Baker with a cloud line halfway down and Lake Bujuku at the bottom.

Had a successful custard making experience that evening.
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